Environment – Protection. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing appeals against conviction by a company and one of its directors who were found guilty of offences relating to keeping of controlled waste, and also the company's appeal against sentence, the court rejected contentions that the sheriff failed to give a direction on an essential fact requiring to be proved, that his directions were contradictory and incomprehensible, that the Crown had failed to prove that the company was not operating under an exemption, and that the fine of £200,000 imposed on the company was excessive.