Monthly Archives: September 2003

(439)  MAN BITES DOG (allegedly)

MAN BITES DOG (allegedly) The opportunity for the classic headline has arisen at last.  A 34-year-old blind man has been charged with breach of the peace and animal cruelty by biting his guide dog on the head as well as … Continue reading

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(437)  FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LIFTS THE VEIL

  The coming into force of the UK and Scottish Freedom of Information (FoI) regimes on 1 January 2005 began to produce results, for the Press at least, in late January and early February, as the initial period for compliance … Continue reading

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(435)  THE TRIALS BEGIN

The much-delayed trial of ex-Sheriff Raj Jandoo in connection with alleged incidents aboard a flight from Inverness to Stornoway in March 2004 (see Nos 332, 379) finally began in Stornoway Sheriff Court on 16 February 2005.  Jandoo faces five charges, … Continue reading

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(434)  OVER THE SEA TO SKYE: GLENELG DECIDES NOT TO BUY ITS FERRY

On 14 February 2005 the Glenelg community decided by 60 votes to 39 to reject the offer to sell to them the Glenelg-Kylerhea ferry (see Nos 334, 348, 415(3)).  The decision was despite Highland Council’s decision on 3 February to … Continue reading

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