Scotland’s top judge has ordered a review of allowing television cameras in to film court proceedings.
The Lord President Lord Gill has ordered an examination of the justice system’s current policy, which was set 20 years ago.
Earlier this year STV successfully applied to film the sentencing of Suzanne Pilley’s murderer David Gilroy this year.
It was the first time a sentencing diet had been filmed at the High Court and broadcast on the same day.
Lord Gill has decided to review the policy that was originally set out in 1992, which enabled broadcasters to apply for permission to televise proceedings.
A statement released on by the Judiciary of Scotland website on Thursday said the Lord Presidnet has "decided to conduct a fundamental review of the current policy on the use of television cameras in court."
It continued: "The Lord President has determined that the current policy requires be revisiting and given extended consideration. He has instructed that a review be undertaken by judicial office holders. Until this review is completed no further applications to film in court will be considered by the Judicial Office for Scotland."
Lord Gill is reviewing the issue of cameras in court as technology has changed in the 20 years since the original policy was set out.
STV’s digital news editor Matt Roper and the broadcaster’s head of legal and regulatory affairs Helen Arnot recently gave evidence to a Scottish Parliamentary committee over the changing role of the media in covering court cases. During the evidence session, Mr Roper called for an "opening up" of courts to TV cameras.
Windfall Films, on behalf of Channel 4, was granted permission to film a number of High Court trials this year for a documentary project, while the Judicial Office for Scotland said it currently receives between three to four requests to film in court each year.