Monthly Archives: April 1998

(43)  Judicial appointments (3)

On Friday 18 September 1998 it was announced that Robert Reed QC had been appointed to the Court of Session bench. At 42 Mr Reed is the youngest appointee to the Scottish bench this century. One of the unsuccessful candidates … Continue reading

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(42)  Dolly, the Scottish Parliament and tartan trade marks

A food company, Flavour of Scotland, has launched a Scottish Parliament tartan with which it proposes to brand a range of products including shortbread, brown sauce, tinned haggis and whisky miniatures. The company also hopes that the tartan will be … Continue reading

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(41)  Lockerbie

On 24 August 1998 the British and US Governments announced that they had abandoned their opposition to the idea that Abdel Basset Ali al-Meghari and Al-Amin Khalifa Fhimah, the two Libyans accused of planting a bomb aboard the Pan-Am jet … Continue reading

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(40)  The Edinburgh Law Review in the House of Lords

The first judicial citation of The Edinburgh Law Review occurred in the speech of Lord Hope of Craighead in Dollar Land (Cumbernauld) Ltd v CIN Properties Ltd, 16 July 1998, 1998 SLT 992, a decision of the House of Lords … Continue reading

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(39)  Spaniard to design Scottish Parliament

Enric Miralles from Barcelona has been chosen to be the architect of the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood, it was announced on 6 July 1998. His competition-winning design is inspired by images of upturned boats and the ambience of the … Continue reading

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(38)  Pregnancy is a female problem: official

The European Court of Justice has ruled in an Article 177 reference from the House of Lords in a Scottish appeal that the Equal Treatment Directive (Council Directive 76/207/EEC, OJ 1976 L39/40) prevents dismissal of a female worker at any … Continue reading

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