SHERIFF COURT (AND LAW COMMISSION) CULTURE
Scots Law News is indebted to Professor Kenneth Reid who has taken time off from law reform to draw our attention to M, Appellant 2003 SLT (Sh Ct) 112, and the following dictum at p.115A per Sheriff I C Simpson: Wagner’s Ring Cycle begins with Das Rheingold, not Die Walkurie. A round of golf begins with the drive from the first tee, not the second hole. Professor Reid points out that there is a mis-spelling of the second Ring Opera: it’s actually Die Walküre (note also the Umlaut – possibly there is a misprint in the SLT?). As we near the end of 2003 and look forward to 2004, it is good to be reminded that culture remains broad at the pinnacles of the Scottish legal system.