The appeal by Nat Fraser of his conviction for the murder of his wife Arlene will be filmed today, and the footage shown later on the BBC.
There will be no footage of Nat Fraser himself, or of the members of the public, just the judges giving a summary of their verdict.
I think this is a good step for the Scottish justice system. This case been very controversial, with huge difficulty for both sides in proving guilt or innocence. Being able to see the judges explain, themselves, exactly why they will uphold or quash the conviction should be far more persuasive to the public than a reporter reading out a transcript.
Lets just hope Lord Justice Clerk Lord Gill, Lord Johnston and Lord Osbourne make their judgement easily intelligible to the layman. And laywoman.