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Sheriff quits after newspaper story
A sheriff has retired following allegations about his private life that appeared in a Sunday newspaper over the weekend.
Andrew Lothian, 66, was appointed a sheriff at Glasgow in 1979 and moved to Edinburgh Sheriff Court in 1992. Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1968, he also wrote a regular column for the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. He made the decision to leave on Friday with immediate effect. Sheriffs have a retirement age of 70.
A report in the Sunday Mail said the sheriff regularly engaged prostitutes at a sauna in the city.