(186)  Fox-hunting Act not contrary to ECHR

On 31 July 2002 Lord Nimmo Smith held in the Outer House of the Court of Session that the Protection of Wild Mammals (S) Act 2002, which bans fox-hunting with dogs (see Nos 153, 165 and 166), was not contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights (Adams v Lord Advocate, The Times 8 August 2002; 2002 GWD 26-879; see also No 180).  The Scottish Countryside Alliance has indicated that the decision will be appealed.