A Kilwinning prosecutor who bagged a six-figure pay-off when he took early retirement has managed to get a job in his old department.
Fifty-eight-year-old Tom Dysart retired as the head of the Crown Office’s specialist wildlife and environmental crime in March.
After leaving his post, the department boosted their numbers by one - and Dysart landed the post.
Dysart’s new role as depute fiscal will see him based in Glasgow and comes with a salary of around £40,000.
Craig Harris stepped into Dysart’s role after he left in March.
The Crown Office said: “Mr Dysart was not involved in the selection process for his own appointment.
“This decision was taken at a more senior level in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.”
Lewis MacDonald, Labour’s shadow justice secretary said the decision was surprising.
“This sort of arrangement raises questions about value for money.”