Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.
This week saw no less then three Police Scotland officers being acclaimed at the Queen's Birthday Honours. 63-year-old Special Constable Donald Ewen Darroch, who has been a volunteer officer on the Isle of Jura for over twenty-two years, was awarded an MBE, while DS Gail Johnston and CS Brian McInulty both received the prestigious Queen's Police Medal. On the achievements of his officers, Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said, "These awards are recognition of the dedicated public service each recipient has given to communities across Scotland. They have made considerable contributions to policing and I give them my deepest thanks and warmest congratulations."
Also this week, a woman was charged in connection with drug and firearms offences in Stirling after a £70k heroin recovery, and there was another £22k seizure after Armed Response and Dog Unit officers stopped a car on the A90.
Meanwhile, a man was sentenced for sexual offences at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday, a man has been charged after suspicious fires in Falkirk, and two motorists have been charged after driving at grossly excessive speeds on the A952 Mintlaw to Coates on Wednesday.
And in other news, a man has been arrested in connection with business break-ins in the Forth Valley and Borders areas, and a man has been charged after the death of 15-year-old Mhairi O'Neill on Calton Hill last December.
And finally, the high profile case of Margaret Fleming has come to a close today with both Avril Jones and Eddie Cairney convicted of her murder.