Trial for gamekeeper re: alleged shooting of a hen harrier

scales-of-justiceCriminal proceedings continued at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday against Scottish gamekeeper Stanley Gordon.

Mr Gordon, 60, of Cabrach, Moray, is facing a charge in connection with the alleged shooting of a hen harrier in June 2013.

Mr Gordon entered a not guilty plea at Thursday’s hearing and so this case will now move to trial. An intermediate diet has been set for 18 November 2016 (this is an administrative hearing to establish whether both the defence and prosecution are ready for trial) and the trial date itself has been set for 19 December 2016.

Previous blogs on this case hereherehere and here


3 Responses to “Trial for gamekeeper re: alleged shooting of a hen harrier”

  1. 1 Gerard
    September 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

    This is so slow moving.

  2. 2 rabarnett
    September 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    [Ed: comment deleted. At this stage the offence is only alleged. It’s for the court to decide guilt or innocence]

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