Chris Marshall reports:
Lawyers have called for state protection of client confidentiality after it emerged the security services have been routinely spying on their exchanges.
A joint statement issued today by members of the bar in Scotland, England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, demanded that new legislation be brought forward to protect privileged exchanges from eavesdropping.
It follows the release of official documents last month which showed intelligence agencies have been allowing staff to access confidential communications between lawyers and their clients.
Read more on The Scotsman.