Monthly Archives: July 2000

(208)  Pantone 300 and the Saltire

Responding to a petition (PE512) from Mr George Reid, a retired accountant, the Education, Culture and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament has recommended to the Justice Minister that the optimum shade of blue for the Scottish Saltire or St … Continue reading

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(207)  Goodbye Dolly

Dolly the sheep, who became famous as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, was put down on 14 February 2003 when she was found to be suffering from an incurable and progressive lung disease.  Dolly, who … Continue reading

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(205)  And now the end is nigh, the final curtain …

The feudal system of land tenure survives still in Scotland, some 200 years after it was dismantled in most other countries. But not for much longer. The Deputy First Minister has announced on 21 November 2002 that the feudal system … Continue reading

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(204)  Gaelic Language Bill

On 13 November 2002 Mike Russell MSP (SNP) introduced the in the Scottish Parliament.  The Bill requires certain public bodies to publish, maintain and implement plans to give effect to the principle that in the exercise of the functions of … Continue reading

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(203)  Court protection for rape victims

The Sexual Offences (Procedures and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002 asp 9 came into force on 1 November 2002.  Under the Act, rape victims cannot be cross-examined by their alleged attackers.  The accused must be represented by lawyers throughout the trial, … Continue reading

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