(366) THE BARON COURTS OF PRESTOUNGRANGE AND DELPHINSTOUN
THE BARON COURTS OF PRESTOUNGRANGE AND DELPHINSTOUN
2004 SLT (News) 131 contains the following laconic announcement:
‘On 13 and 27 July the Baron Courts of Prestoungrange and Delphinstoun will be holding final sessions in the Trinity Session’.
There is however no mention of the abolition of any vestigial baronial jurisdiction by s 63(1) of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (S) Act 2000. That provision comes into force on 28 November 2004: see the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No 3) Order 2003, SSI 2003/620. The delightful website of the Baron Court of Prestoungrange can be found at www.prestoungrange.org/prestoungrange/index.html. Amongst other things it gives a great deal of information about Morrison’s Haven, the former East Lothian port which has troubled great legal minds from time to time (see W A Wilson, Introductory Essays on Scots Law, 2nd edn, 1984, p.78 – St John is said to have written the Apocalypse nearby.)