Monthly Archives: October 2001

(299)  HOLYROOD INQUIRY: THE ISSUES TO DATE

Lord Fraser’s Inquiry into the ever-rising costs of the Holyrood building for the Scottish Parliament (see No. 275) adjourned its public sessions on 17 December 2003, having essentially worked its way through events up to the point when the project … Continue reading

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(298)  LOCAL HEROES AND AUTHENTIC COLOURS IN PENNAN

  The Scottish Executive has ordered Brenda Kutchinsky, owner of the Pennan Inn in Aberdeenshire, to repaint the walls of her property with whitewash, replacing the aqua blue with which she had covered the walls in the summer of 2003.  … Continue reading

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(297)  RUGGER TROUBLES

  Nicky Walker, the Scotland rugby player whose trial for assault was postponed (see No 262) to allow him to go to Australia with the Scotland squad for the World Cup (won, alas! by England – but of course well … Continue reading

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(295)  LORD ADVOCATE LODGES APPEAL AGAINST LOCKERBIE BOMBER’S SENTENCE

  On 18 December 2003 the Lord Advocate Colin Boyd QC lodged an appeal against the punishment part sentencing of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber.  Megrahi is currently serving a life sentence for the Lockerbie bombing, … Continue reading

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(294)  DIANA AND DODI IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Mohamed Al Fayed, the owner of Harrod’s, is seeking judicial review in the Court of Session of the Lord Advocate’s refusal of a public inquiry in Scotland into the death of his son and Diana, Princess of Wales in Paris … Continue reading

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