A MORAY solicitor has been appointed to a top role in the Scottish legal profession.
Ian Cruickshank, who has his own practice in Elgin, is settling into his position as Convener of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.
Mr Cruickshank (47) has been a solicitor for 23 years and for the last 15 years has been a solicitor-advocate, able to appear in the High Court.
From 2002 to 2012 Mr Cruickshank, originally from Keith, was on the Council of the Law Society as a member for Elgin.
One of his first challenges is to tackle the Scottish Government’s plans to remove the requirement for corroboration from the legal system.
Of his new role, Mr Cruickshank said: "I am delighted and very happy to undertake this appointment."
Read the full interview with Ian Cruickshank in ‘The Scot’ print version on Friday.