A businessman plans to appeal against his second conviction for arranging the murder of his estranged wife.
Nat Fraser, 53, was jailed for life and ordered to spend at least 17 years behind bars last month for organising the murder of mother-of-two Arlene Fraser, whose body has never been found.
The ex-fruit and vegetable wholesaler's conviction at the High Court in Edinburgh followed a retrial which lasted five weeks.
The trial heard a claim that Fraser told a former friend that he paid a hitman £15,000 to kill his wife after she began divorce proceedings.
Fraser was found guilty of the murder in 2003 but his conviction was quashed last year and a fresh trial was granted after the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court in London, ruled that the initial conviction was unsafe.
His legal team has now lodged a notice with the Scottish courts indicating an intention to appeal against the second conviction.
Fraser has consistently denied involvement in the disappearance of his wife, who was 33 when she vanished without trace from her home in New Elgin, Moray, on April 28 1998.
His first conviction more than nine years ago sparked a lengthy appeal process which saw him exhaust every legal avenue open to him in Scotland before his appeal was heard in London.
He was on bail during part of the initial appeal process but has still spent almost eight years behind bars for the murder.