David Harvie is a career lawyer in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) in Scotland. He is currently the Procurator Fiscal (public prosecutor) for the West of Scotland.
He began his career in private solicitor’s practice and joined the Crown Office in 1991 and worked on the Lockerbie bombing case before, during and after the trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands which resulted in one defendant being acquitted and the other being found guilty.
Since then, Harvie has risen through the ranks of the COPFS becoming Area Procurator Fiscal for Edinburgh and Haddington in 2008 and later becoming Area Procurator Fiscal for Central Scotland and then Director of Serious Crimes in the National Casework Division.
During this time he led the prosecutions of some high-profile serious crimes including murders and the successful prosecutions in Scotland of eight men resulting from Operation Algebra into serious paedophile crimes. Operation Algebra exposed worldwide paedophile networks and resulted in arrests in many other countries.