With a giant list of Scots who have had their phones hacked but precisely, erm, zero arrests, it is perhaps unsurprising that first minister Alex Salmond was tetchy about the matter when quizzed at Leveson yesterday: “I’ve asked the Lord Advocate for assurances that the matters which are coming to the attention under Operation Rubicon will […]

UPDATE: Two years later and Coulson has now been charged With former News Of The World editor and Number 10 adviser Andy Coulson detained by Strathclyde Police for alleged perjury during the trial of Tommy Sheridan. Let’s take a look at what he told the court under oath. On Glenn Mulcaire’s phone hacking: “I never knew […]

A 73 year-old woman braved the cold and rain yesterday to confront Rupert Murdoch on the hacking of her phone while she was fighting cancer. Alice Sheridan was targeted by the News Of The World as the mother of Scots politician Tommy Sheridan – but the pensioner was brushed aside by Murdoch’s entourage, with the billionaire refusing […]

The geographic scope of the Leveson Inquiry into the phone hacking scandal could be widened with the news that Scottish solicitor Aamer Anwar will be making a submission to the investigation. The high-profile legal activist said: “We welcome the opportunity to make submissions to the Leveson Inquiry and will be highlighting the fact that criminality […]

Ex-News of the World editors who gave evidence in the Tommy Sheridan trial are feeling the pressure as Strathclyde police steps up Operation Rubicon – the Scottish investigation into phone hacking and alleged perjury. Scrapbook understands that testimony given by figures including Andy Coulson, Bob Bird (former Scottish editor) and Douglas Wight (former news editor) […]

The News of the World hacked multiple individuals connected with a libel trial, it has emerged. After Scots politician Tommy Sheridan told a court his mobile phone was targeted, the Daily Record has now reported that the newspaper also hacked its own star witness in the 2006 Sherdian v News Group Newspapers case. The revelation […]

After Scots politician Tommy Sheridan was convicted of perjury in his legal struggle with the News of the World, prosecutors have refused to release papers that could reveal improper meetings with News International before the former MSP was charged. As with phone hacking in England, the Sheridan case has brought scrutiny to an invidious relationship […]

The fate of convicted perjurer Tommy Sheridan is just dripping with poetic irony. After defeating News International in his defamation action following allegations of marital infidelity Sheridan stood outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh and likened himself to Scottish football team Gretna F.C., who had recently defied the odds to appear in the Scottish […]