Date: 20th April 2017 at 3:29pm
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Live tweeting will be permitted at the Craig Whyte trial.

Lady Stacey made the announcement this afternoon as the formalities were set aside for the fraud trial of the former Rangers (IL) owner.

Live tweeting has been a welcome feature of recent trials and allows the detail of what goes on in a courtroom to be passed on to a much wider audience.

With over 22,000 followers on twitter traffic to the James Doleman feed is bound to snowball as the trial gets underway.

Doleman has extensive knowledge of the whole downfall of Rangers and the numerous issues that has the tribute act in serious financial troubles.

His coverage has become the number one source for anyone interested in what goes on in court while other outlets have to be careful of what they publish to protect vested interests.

As well as permitting live tweets Lady Stacey warned the jurors to avoid social media giving an example of how one juror ended up in contempt after looking up a witness on facebook.

Former Rangers (IL) vice chairman Donald Finlay is defending Whyte in a trial that could see some of the biggest names in Scottish football called on for evidence.

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