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Criminal Appeal (Scotland) Act 1926

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1Right of appeal by persons convicted on indictment

A person convicted on indictment may appeal under this Act to the High Court of Justiciary (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the Court)—

(a)against his conviction on any ground of appeal, which involves a question of law alone; and

(b)with the leave of the Court or upon the certificate of the judge who presided at the trial that it is a fit ease for appeal, against his conviction on any ground of appeal which involves a question of fact alone or a question of mixed law and fact or on any other ground which appears to the Court or to the judge to be a sufficient ground of appeal;

(c)with the leave of the Court against the sentence passed on his conviction unless the sentence is one fixed by law; Provided that a person sentenced to preventive detention within the meaning of the Prevention of Crime Act, 1908, may appeal to the Court against such sentence without the leave of the Court.

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