The Procurator Fiscal is the public prosecutor in Scotland.

The PF is in charge of deciding whether someone should be prosecuted and what court the case should be heard in.

The prosecution has the 'burden of proof' which means that they need to present enough evidence to prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' that an accused person is guilty.

The PF prosecutes the crime on behalf of the Crown, and makes decisions in the public interest.

PF’s are trained lawyers and they ask witnesses questions in court so that the witnesses can give their evidence in court.