Monthly Archives: June 2004

(494)  NAKED RAMBLING IN EDINBURGH

  The Naked Rambler, Steve Gough, and his likewise naked companion Mel Roberts were arrested on the A701 at Bilston near Edinburgh on 1 September 2005, and charged with breach of the peace.  The following day Roberts, who appeared clothed, … Continue reading

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(493)  LORD WATSON PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRE-RAISING CHARGE

  Labour MSP Mike Watson (Lord Watson of Invergowrie) pleaded guilty to one of the two fire-raising charges against him in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 1 September 2005 (see Nos 404 and 486 for background).  Sentence has been deferred for … Continue reading

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(491)  NAKED RAMBLER HITS SCOTLAND AGAIN

  The Naked Rambler Steve Gough reached Scotland again on 25 August 2005, crossing the border south of Jedburgh.  His plan now appears to be to go by Edinburgh rather than by Glasgow and the west.  Gough and friends were … Continue reading

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(490)  KNOWING THE BOOKS

  Kindly if belatedly brought to our attention, a dictum of Sheriff R A Davidson (Scots Law News sheriff of the year 2004) in Laudanska v University of Abertay, Dundee Sheriff Court, 4 November 2003 (on Scottish Courts website at … Continue reading

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(489)  MOBILE PHONE BEHEADING VIDEO SHOWING A BREACH OF THE PEACE

  On 28 August 2005 Glasgow District Court convicted Subhaan Younis of breach of the peace by using his mobile phone to show Charlotte McClay video images of a hostage beheading in Iraq.  Sentence was deferred for background reports.  A … Continue reading

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