Monthly Archives: April 2000

(190)  First civil wedding outside a register office – in Gretna

Joanne Shine and Nick Drummond from Cheshire, both 27, who had eloped to Gretna to get married, found themselves in the newspapers as apparently the first couple to take advantage of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 2002, which enables civil marriages … Continue reading

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(189)  Giving evidence by video link

In a rape trial at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh on 7 August 2002 a witness living in Brisbane, Australia, gave evidence by way of video link to the court.  The witness, who was located in a court … Continue reading

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(188)  Lockerbie: Libya ready to pay compensation

Following a meeting in Tripoli on 7 August 2002 between Colonel Gaddafi of Libya and the British Foreign Office Minister Mike O’Brien, the Libyan Foreign Minister stated that regarding compensation, yes, we are going to do something on that topic.  … Continue reading

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(187)  Ay aye

The Scotsman and The Times for 20 August 2002 both report Sheriff Lindsay Wood at Stirling Sheriff Court telling Ryan Seath (18) of Stirling not to use the word aye when seeking to answer questions in the affirmative.  Sheriff Wood … Continue reading

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(186)  Fox-hunting Act not contrary to ECHR

On 31 July 2002 Lord Nimmo Smith held in the Outer House of the Court of Session that the Protection of Wild Mammals (S) Act 2002, which bans fox-hunting with dogs (see Nos 153, 165 and 166), was not contrary … Continue reading

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(185)  New chair for Scottish Law Commission

Lord Eassie has been appointed Chairman of the Scottish Law Commission in succession to Lord Gill (who was elevated to Lord Justice Clerk in late 2001).  (July 2002)

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