But he urges the fishing industry to keep their "eye on the prize" of getting control of UK waters.
The 73-year-old is accused of raping a woman 28 years ago and sexually abusing two girls during the 1970s.
Seven men deny murdering Gary Clampett by attacking him with weapons in Fraserburgh last June.
Rape victim urge others to report sexual violence to police
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 9 and 16 March
Paul Lawrie fears it could be a while yet before Scottish golfers start winning tournaments, with none in the world's top 100.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes hails 21-year-old Scott McKenna as the top central defender in Scotland.
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