|Procurator Fiscal||Mr David Harvie|
Procurator Fiscal's Office
37 Carrick Street
|Opening Times||Mon–Thurs 8.45am–5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm Lunch 1pm-2pm|
For more information or to request additional arrangements to suit your needs, please contact our reception or Office Manager:
Tel: 0844 561 2747
Fax: 0844 561 2801
Textphone Prefix: 18001
If you are a wheelchair user or have restricted mobility
Parking facilities: There are no private parking facilities at this office. Road-side parking is subject to availability and local restrictions. There are 3 car parks in close proximity to the Ayr Office. The nearest drop kerb is approximately 8 metres from the office entrance.
To request advice about parking for disabled drivers please contact the Office.
Approach to Reception Area: On entering building there is a lift with door opening of approximately 80 cm. The button to select floor required is approximately 120 cm from ground level. Once on first floor some assistance may be required to access our reception area as there is a manually operated double door. Door Width: Total opening width approximately 1.2 metres
Low level counter: Yes (approximately 90cm from ground level)
There is seating available in our reception area. Further seating can be provided on request. Please ask if you need extra assistance.
Approach to Interview / Conference Rooms: There are interview rooms accessible from reception area. Door width is approximately 78 cm.
Audible emergency alarms: loud siren
Our staff have a responsibility to ensure that they accompany any visitors during an emergency evacuation to the muster point designated in local Fire Evacuation Plans. Visitors must not be left unattended and should be accompanied at all times during an emergency evacuation until the all clear is given for re-entry to the building. Where appropriate a suitable emergency evacuation plan will be in place to ensure safe evacuation of disabled persons during an emergency situation.
Please advise the local Office Manager if you have any special requirements.
If you have a visual impairment
Colour definition: Where possible, our office uses colour definition to indicate changes in floor levels, doors, steps/stairs and emergency signs.
Written documents: We will try to make information available in a suitable format to meet your particular needs. To request correspondence and/or documents in your preferred accessible format, please contact us.
Our office welcomes guide dogs: The dog's comfort is your responsibility but we will provide a bowl of water on request.
Accessible lift system: There are currently no 'voice-over' floor indicators or door alerts in our lift. Please ask our staff if you need any assistance
If you have a hearing impairment
Hearing Aid Users: We have a Hearing Induction Loop System in our reception area.
Lip Readers: Our staff are issued with good-practice guidance and we will make efforts to provide adequate lighting in any interview space to suit your needs.
Access to Sign Language interpreter
If you need us to have an interpreter available, you must let us know as soon as possible, so that we have enough time to arrange this.
Textphone users: You can access our services by calling through the RNID Typetalk service using the prefix 18001. There are no public textphones in this office.
Accessible lift system: There are currently no visual floor indicators in our lifts. Please ask our staff if you need any assistance.
Emergency alarms: There are currently no visual or personal alarm systems in this office. Please advise our staff of your needs.
Accessible toilet and comfort facilities
Public Toilets: There are no public toilet facilities in this office. The nearest public and wheelchair accessible toilets are within the Kyle Shopping Centre, Ayr approximately 80 metres from the Office
Access to Refreshments: There are no public canteen or vending machine facilities in the building.
Following an investigation under the direction of the Crown Office Cold Case Review Unit, John Docherty, born 2 December 1964 has been indicted for the murder of Elaine Doyle in Greenock on 2 June 1986. The case will call for a preliminary hearing at the High Court of Justiciary, Glasgow on 10 February 2014. This is the first indictment to be served following an investigation by the Cold Case Unit set up by the Crown Office in 2011.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has today published a Special Bulletin which provides initial information on the investigation into the incident involving a police helicopter on 29 November 2013.
Solicitor General Lesley Thomson QC says Scotland needs to look towards developing a modern approach that takes account of the devastating emotional damage to victims caused by domestic abuse as well as the physical damage that is so often caused - and we need a law that recognises that and punishes those responsible.
COPFS was pleased to welcome Stonewall Scotland and guests to the Scottish Prosecution College in Glasgow today.
The "Diversity Champions" seminar discussed the role that managers can play in supporting LGBT staff and fostering a diverse team. Our Equality Champion Ruth McQuaid opened the event, and spoke about the work done recently in COPFS to educate managers about how they can more effectively support LGBT staff.
A Skills for Justice report on enhancing the professionalsim of the provision of interpreting in the Scottish criminal justice sector was published today. The report was commissioned by the Working Group on Interpreting and Translation (WGIT) whose members include the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. The publication reports on the key findings of a scoping exercise to review and evaluate current interpreting provision, standards, qualification, training and service contracts.
John Docherty was indicted in January this year for the 1986 murder of sixteen year-old Elaine Doyle. This was the first indictment to be served for an unresolved homicide following an investigation led by the Crown Office Cold Case Unit (CCU). Today at Glasgow High Court Docherty was sentenced to life imprisonment. The
COPFS is to host the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law conference in
The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, the senior Law Officer in Scotland warned that those caught “Will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law” and not only risk losing their licence, liberty and car but their life and the life of others.
Should you suspect someone of drink driving, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it to your local police office by dialing 101. In an emergency, you can also dial 999.
We have launched written policy guidance on communications sent via social media, to provide clarity on when such communications will amount to criminal conduct.
The guidance is published to ensure there is absolute clarity both in terms our approach and the difference between criminal and non-criminal communications.