(85)  The legality of nuclear weapons (2)

The hearing has begun on a Lord Advocate’s reference about the decision of Sheriff Margaret Gimblett in Greenock Sheriff Court in October 1999 that persons charged with malicious mischief against a barge moored in Loch Goil and used in connection with the Trident nuclear programme could be acquitted on the grounds that Trident was illegal in international law (see No 68 below, and S C Neff, (2000) 4 Edinburgh Law Review 74-86). <