An experienced third-generation fisherman who fell off his boat and drowned was likely to have been pulled into the sea as he was working on his creels, Portree Sheriff Court heard yesterday.
One of Scotland’s most distinguished judges has made a “significant” intervention in the battle for a probe into the tragic RAF Tornado crash over the Moray Firth in 2012.
Boxer Mike Towell told a doctor he was “feeling great and ready to box” in the weeks before his death, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.
A fatal accident inquiry into the death of a fisherman off the west side of Shetland has been adjourned after unexpected evidence was revealed yesterday.
The company which owns a fishing boat from where a Dumfriesshire fisherman died after falling overboard took immediate measures to prevent similar accidents, a Fatal Accident Inquiry in Lerwick heard yesterday.
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has ruled that no foul play was involved in an Aberdeen inmate’s death, despite claims he had been “terrorised” by a prison officer.
A sheriff has ruled there were no precautions which could have been taken to avoid a tragic crash or the death of a long-serving handyman from a Highland estate owned by transport tycoon Ann Gloag.
A sheriff has ruled that a crash that claimed the lives of two lorry drivers was caused after one of them fell asleep at the wheel.
A retired inspector for the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) gave evidence at the Fatal Accident Inquiry yesterday of a fisherman who was lost at sea.
Devastated family members of a fisherman lost at sea left a court room yesterday as his last words were played from a mayday call.
The partner of a fisherman lost at sea described her last conversation with him at Fatal Accident Inquiry at Oban Sheriff Court yesterday.
The Crown Office has vowed to “carefully consider” fresh calls for a court hearing into the mid-air RAF Tornado crash off the Highlands which killed three Moray aircrew.
The families of four RAF crewmen killed and injured in a mid-air Tornado collision off the Highlands were last night given fresh hope of a public inquiry being held into the tragedy.
An investigation is underway after a prisoner died while on remand in Porterfield Prison in Inverness.
A sheriff has ruled there were “no reasonable precautions” to avoid the death of a motorsport fan at the Snowman Rally near Inverness.
A sheriff has found no evidence that a north man trapped in the flame-filled cab of his fuel tanker would have survived if a fire extinguisher had been working.
The cause of an accident at a cliff-top field last year which led to the death of a Highland shepherd is unknown and was unavoidable, a sheriff has said.
A sheriff will decide whether two safety devices designed to protect HGV drivers from fire ended up contributing to the horrific death of a Highland tanker driver.
A shepherd plunged to his death after making the unusual decision to use a quad bike to round up his flock.
A risk assessment of a rally which ended after a spectator died focused more on the needs of competitors than fans, a Fatal Accident Inquiry has heard.
A north rally crash that killed a spectator happened less than three minutes after the event had been stopped, an inquiry was told.
A rally marshal told a Fatal Accident Inquiry how fans ‘screamed’ at him when he tried to stop the race because he thought conditions at the circuit were ‘too dangerous’.
A rally driver involved in a fatal accident during an event in the Highlands would not have been able to regain control of his car after it struck a rock, an inquiry heard.
An Inverness motorsports fan has told a fatal accident inquiry how spectators tried to save the life of a Skye woman who was hit by a rally car.
A Skye woman had just started walking to safety when she was killed by a rally car near Inverness, her son revealed at an inquiry yesterday.
A LAW change has triggered fresh calls for a court hearing into the mid-air RAF Tornado crash off the Highlands which killed three Moray-based aircrew.
The joint fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the deaths of four motor sport fans at two separate rallies will be held this summer.
The Lord Advocate has apologised to the families of five people who died in a Western Isles flood for the "unacceptable" way they were treated after the tragedy.
Prosecutors have announced a landmark fatal accident inquiry will be held into the death of a heroic Skye mum during the famous Snowman Rally near Loch Ness.
The death of a fisherman who fell overboard off the west coast could have been avoided if he had been wearing a life jacket.
A motorist had to swerve to avoid a truck from crashing into him on the A9 – just minutes before the driver of the same lorry was killed in a collision.
Plans to close the police control room in Inverness should be postponed until after a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into last year's M9 tragedy, according to a north politician.