Scotland's most senior law officer has vowed to bring the perpetrators of the Lockerbie bombing to justice.
The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said he would be "failing in his duty" if he failed to find the people who were responsible for the bombing.
He was speaking on the 23rd anniversary of the 1988 atrocity, in which 270 people died when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in the skies over Lockerbie. (...)
Speaking ahead of a US ceremony to commemorate the lives lost, Mr Mulholland said: "I think I would be failing in my duty if I didn't properly seek to take advantage of the opportunity that has opened up with the fall of Gaddafi.
"I am determined to get the answers these families deserve."
[From a report published this evening by The Press Association news agency.
The Lord Advocate will not "get the answers these families deserve" unless he exhibits willingness to pursue the copious evidence that exonerates Abdelbaset Megrahi. There is no indication whatsoever that he is prepared to do so. The Crown Office stance is that if it doesn't point towards Libya and Megrahi, then it just isn't evidence. It is in adopting this blinkered approach that Mr Mulholland is failing in his duty.
An interview with the Lord Advocate on the STV News website can be accessed here.]