The six-month Transco trial on charges under health and safety legislation in respect of an explosion at Larkhall in December 1999 in which a family of four was killed concluded in a verdict of guilty on 25 August 2005.  See for the background Nos 159, 217, 232, and 435.  The trial judge, Lord Carloway, imposed a fine of £15 million on Transco, and said:


In selecting the appropriate sentence