Monthly Archives: November 2007

(744)  WENDY’S CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION = GORDON’S DEVOLUTION REVIEW

Back in December 2007 the Scottish Parliament passed a motion to set up a constitutional commission to consider greater powers for itself within the framework of devolution.  The idea, put forward by Wendy Alexander as leader of the Scottish Labour … Continue reading

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(742)  GRAZING v GOLF ON THE SOUTH UIST MACHAIR

The Times for 16 February 2008 reported proceedings in the sheriff court at Lochmaddy the previous week, in which South Uist crofters failed in their attempt to assert rights to graze on the Askernish machair and accordingly to stop the … Continue reading

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(739)  FIRST COHABITATION CLAIM UNDER FAMILY LAW ACT

The first case under the cohabitants’ succession rights provisions of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (see No 430) has begun in Stirling Sheriff Court.  Tatiana Chebotareva (22), a student from Russia, claims that she cohabited with the late James … Continue reading

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