Sheriff Principal Pyle has been Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highland and Islands since 2013. He was previously a sheriff from 2000 in the Sheriffdoms of Tayside, Central and Fife and Grampian, Highland and Islands. Prior to that he was senior litigation partner in the firm of solicitors Henderson Boyd Jackson, Edinburgh. He was appointed Solicitor Advocate in 1994. He has been a member of the Scottish Court Service Board. He is a visiting lecturer to the Siberian Federal University in Krasnojarsk, Russia. His interests include hill walking and golf.
Sheriff Principal Pyle was initially appointed to the Board from May 2013 to April 2016, and was then reappointed until 30th April 2018.
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