A businessman whose conviction for murdering his estranged wife was ruled unsafe could learn if he will face a retrial.
Nat Fraser, 52, will return to the Appeal Court in Edinburgh a fortnight after the ruling by the Supreme Court.
Judges at the London-based court, the highest in the UK, agreed with Fraser's claim last month that Scottish prosecutors breached his right to a fair trial when he was prosecuted for the 1998 killing of Arlene Fraser, 33.
A reasonable case for a thoroughgoing review of the relationship between Scotland�??s legal system and the Supreme Court is being badly damaged by the childish, not to say pig ignorant, language being used by the man who is supposed to be overseeing what is a difficult situation.
Alex Salmond and his justice minister have been accused of �??unbelievable ignorance�?? or cynical politicking as Scotland�??s legal establishment led a backlash against their criticisms of the UK�??s Supreme Court.
The impact of UK Supreme Court decisions on the Scottish legal system is to be reviewed by a panel of experts appointed by the First Minister.
Alex Salmond ordered the review after expressing concerns about the role of the London-based court following its ruling that Nat Fraser's conviction for murdering his wife Arlene in Elgin was unsafe.
On 28 April 1998, young attractive housewife Arlene Fraser made a phone call to her son's school. It was to be the last time anyone would hear from her. After her children left for school that morning, Arlene was never seen again alive or dead. Or was she? Five years on, the biggest police operation ever seen in the north of Scotland led to Arlene's husband, Nat, along with two friends, Hector Dick and Glenn Lucas, standing trial for her murder. With no body, forensics or witnesses, the case looked hopeless. Profilers, forensic lip-readers, psychics, nothing worked - until betrayal stalked the court and Hector Dick turned Queen's evidence. He churned out a tale of hit men, corpse disposal and attempted murders. It was enough to convict Nat Fraser and sentence him to life in jail. But was it the whole story? Was it even true? Murdered or Missing? reveals the whole truth - no holds barred. Folk bullied into silence. Arlene sighted. The corrupt underbelly of life in her small community. The real Arlene - not the quiet housewife she was portrayed as. Reg McKay and Glenn Lucas answer the question that has had everyone guessing - Arlene Fraser, murdered or missing?
It is one of Scotland's most controversial murder cases: a case involving politics, drugs, hitmen and a deadly gangland feud. William Gage is serving 20 years for the calculated execution of big-time drug dealer Justin McAlroy, a donor to Jack McConnell's local Labour Party. Samantha Poling reveals evidence which casts doubt on the safety of William Gage's conviction and examines the reliability of a centuries-old pillar of Scots law which has been challenged in the courts for the first time.
David Pugh, Brian Meighan and Kevin Kane , also known as the Fernieside Three have protested their innocence from the begining.
All three men rejected parole, as it depended on them accepting their guilt. Which is something they have steadfastly refused to do.