Monthly Archives: January 1998

(26)  Scots law attracts inward investment

A major inward investment in Scotland by Cadence Design Systems, the Californian microchip supplier, was announced in December 1997. Amongst the various attractions of Scotland named by the company was the Scottish legal system, in particular its stability, the willingness … Continue reading

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(25)  UN investigates Scots law

A United Nations team came to Scotland on 3 December 1997 to investigate the capacity of the Scottish legal system to conduct a fair trial of the two Libyans suspected of bombing the PanAm jet which exploded over Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire … Continue reading

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(24)  Copyright, the Internet and the Shetlands (2)

The dispute over the hypertext links from the Shetland News website (http://www.shetland-news.co.uk) to the Shetland Times website http://www.shetland-times.co.uk (see No 13 ) was settled in the door of the Court of Session on 11 November 1997. The parties agreed that … Continue reading

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(23)  The Burrell Collection

Sir William Burrell (1861-1958) left his great art collection to the city of Glasgow on condition that any lending of an item from or part of the collection would only be within Great Britain. The Collection is on public display … Continue reading

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(22)  The Scottish Parliament

In July 1997 the Government published its proposals for Scottish devolution in a White Paper entitled Scotland’s Parliament (Cm 3658). The White Paper proposed the establishment of a Scottish Parliament with tax-varying powers, to sit in Edinburgh. The basis of … Continue reading

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(21)  Rockall

On 21 July 1997 the Government announced its intention to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Convention prevents the use of uninhabited rocks without an economy as a basis for national territorial claims to … Continue reading

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(20)  The Scots, the English and racial discrimination (2)

In September 1997 the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Edinburgh upheld both rulings in the cases raising the issue of whether race relations legislation applied to discrimination on the grounds of being Scottish or English (see No 16). The case of … Continue reading

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