Captain Calamity v Shetland Islands Council

The Shetland News reported on 12 March 2009 the renewed prospect of a court debate about the status of Scots law in the islands at the instigation of Stuart Hill, aka Captain Calamity.

It appears that Shetland Islands Council wants council tax from Mr Hill for his hut on Forewick Holm in Papa Sound (the island being re-named Forvik by Mr Hill when he declared its independence from the United Kingdom in 2008).  Mr Hill has naturally refused the demand and is looking forward to meeting the Council in court, when he will renew his argument that Shetland is not part of Scotland and that the Scottish courts have no jurisdiction in the islands.  For comment on this argument, see previously here.

Further developments are awaited with interest.