The Times, the Scotsman, the National and others report FDA’s evidence to Scottish Parliament’s review of Scotland’s prosecution service


Fiona Eadie and Rachael Weir of the FDA's Procurator Fiscal Society (PFS) section gave evidence to Holyrood's Justice Committee in mid-November, which is carrying out an inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

FDA Vice President Eadie told MSPs: "We have a duty as an organisation to properly train the solicitors of tomorrow and the difficulty is they are being relied on very heavily in a way that is somewhat unfairly referred to as court fodder."

Weir, PFS section Vice President, said: "The expectation on us as an organisation is high, and properly high, but that is an expectation that then weighs on our members when they find themselves often struggling to deliver to the standards expected of them."

The FDA's evidence was reported by the Times (behind a paywall), the Scotsman, the National, the Press and Journal and as it was picked up by the PA, various outlets including the Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, the Inverurie Herald and the Deeside Piper and Herald.