Monthly Archives: November 1998

(86)  Sorley Maclean, copyright and the sale of mountains

On 11 October 2000 the estate agents Savills, which is acting for John MacLeod of MacLeod in the sale of the Black Cuillin mountain range in Skye (see below, No 80), issued a public apology to the family of the … Continue reading

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(85)  The legality of nuclear weapons (2)

The hearing has begun on a Lord Advocate’s reference about the decision of Sheriff Margaret Gimblett in Greenock Sheriff Court in October 1999 that persons charged with malicious mischief against a barge moored in Loch Goil and used in connection … Continue reading

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(84)  Street performances and little boy trouble at the Edinburgh Festival

On 16 August 2000 Enrique Aparicio, a 33-year-old Spaniard, was posing as a statue of a pirate carrying a flintlock pistol and an ornamental sword on Princes Street, Edinburgh, during the city’s international Festival.  Jamie Robertson (14), a no doubt … Continue reading

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(83)  Moray Council meets its medieval obligations

In 1327 King Robert I (Robert the Bruce) made a grant of 33 shillings and four Scots pence annually to the kirk at Cullen in Banffshire for prayers to be said for his wife, who had died in the town.  … Continue reading

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(82)  The Scottish Parliament: a first term report

The Scottish Parliament completed its first year of legislative power and rose for its summer recess on 6 July 2000. Six Acts had entered the statute book: the Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 1999, the Public Finance … Continue reading

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(81)  The Lockerbie trial

opened at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands on 3 May 2000.  The two accused, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering the 270 persons killed in the bombing of PanAm … Continue reading

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