Court interpreters in demand in far north
Wick Sheriff Court has required the use of foreign speaking interpreters seven times to carry out criminal cases during this year.
A freedom of information request from the Scottish Court Service has revealed between January and August 2014, Wick Sheriff Court has required Polish and Mandarin translators on seven occasions to carry out criminal cases.
Cases have included two assaults, two assaults to injury and two drug offences along with an offence of the Criminal Justice & Licensing Act.
Other foreign nationals have appeared at Wick Sheriff Court this year but have not required the use of an interpreter.