October 30, 2017
Sheriffs from across Tayside, Central Scotland and Fife attended a shrieval conference held at Dundee University’s Department of Anatomy on Friday to hear top speakers.
In addition to dealing with sheriffdom business, the conference heard fascinating talks by Professor Sue Black on forensic anthropology and best-selling crime author Val McDermid who reflected on the ‘price’ that all involved in the justice system pay — from victims, accused, police officers, various experts and judges drawing on her novels and journalistic experience.
Professor Black also provided a tour of her world class forensic labs and Sheriff Alastair Brown addressed the issue of ‘First Diets – Are we meeting expectations?’
Conference organiser Sheriff James Williamson said: “We received very encouraging feedback on the conference. Speakers of a very high calibre delivered fascinating and informative insights. I would like to thank Professor Sue Black and Sheriff Lindsay Foulis for their assistance in organising the event and all of the speakers for their excellent contributions.”