Monthly Archives: January 2010

Vote for Scots Law News as Scots blog of the year!

Scots Law News has learned with delight that it has been nominated along with 141 other contenders for the prestigious Scotblogs Award 2010.  Please vote here for us before 8 pm on Friday 27 January 2010 if you would like … Continue reading

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Naked rambling and Lambrini: the work of the inferior courts

Scotland's sheriff courts also opened 2010 with a bang, dealing firmly with long-time customer the Naked Rambler and ruling authoritatively that the perry concoction known as Lambrini is not a sparkling wine. The more interesting case, decided by Scots Law … Continue reading

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Big decisions hansel the new year in Parliament House

Two important judicial review decisions to get 2010 off to an impressive start in the Court of Session: one on Donald Trump's plans for a golf course in Aberdeenshire, the other upholding the Scottish Parliament's pleural plaques legislation. In the … Continue reading

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Crown Office statement on BBC Lockerbie evidence claim

On 7 January 2010 the Crown Office issued a "STATEMENT ON LOCKERBIE TIMER FRAGMENT CLAIMS", responding to a BBC Newsnight item the previous evening (which, ironically, could not be seen in Scotland because the item was shown after the show … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2010

Scots Law News being of the view that the first decade of the twenty-first century does not end until 31 December 2010, a retrospective on the so-called 'Noughties' has been ruled out and with it a retrospective, or even an … Continue reading

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Ur Duthchas, or native title in the Scottish Highlands?

Property law correspondent Kenneth Reid has taken time out from editing the Edinburgh Law Review to draw our attention to Public Petition PE1297 now before the Scottish Parliament, which asserts the existence of a form of land tenure in the Scottish … Continue reading

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On the cusp in Paisley Sheriff Court

Our thanks to Elspeth Reid for alerting us to a sheriff's difficulties with some apparent psychobabble in a social work report for Paisley Sheriff Court, as reported by the BBC. A background report on Robert Hynd, who had pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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