The Law Society of Scotland announced on 27 August 2007 that its President John MacKinnon was resigning with immediate effect.  In the language of the press release, Mr MacKinnon regrets that pressure of work at his Fraserburgh-based firm does not allow him to commit himself fully to the demands of the role.  The Society’s Vice President, Richard Henderson, stepped up to become President immediately.  Mr Henderson is the recently retired Solicitor to the Scottish Executive, and presumably feels less pressure on his time.  For the Law Society’s problems at present, which make the President’s job rather unenviable, see e.g. Nos 621, 661.  One of the difficulties, the new Scottish Legal Complaints Commission which will take over some of the Law Society’s present roles, will be located in Edinburgh when it opens in late 2008 (see Scottish Executive press release of 27 July 2007,  http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2007/07/27101226).