Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Square Foot of Old Scotland: Ownership of Souvenir Plots

In the most recent edition of the Edinburgh Law Review, you will find a short article by Dr Jill Robbie (of the University of Glasgow) and me on souvenir plots in Scots (and English) law. An open access version of … Continue reading

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The Reform of Succession Law in Scotland: Guest Blog by Roddy Paisley

On Tuesday 22 September, Professor Roddy Paisley gave evidence to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the Succession (Scotland) Bill. This deals with technical issues on the law relating to inheritance, with a view to being enacted in … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Law of Succession – Some Thoughts

Let us begin with a variation of an old joke. Tam Reid was a farmer and a shrewd man. Before leaving this mortal coil, he directed that his family should keep his death notice in the local newspaper short. After … Continue reading

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Scots Gaelic, Scots law and Scots attitudes

On 1 September I posted a Storify about the often sneery and regularly ill-informed commentary that flies around on the internet about Scots Gaelic. This blog picks up on that, in a blog of two halves: a legal “blawg”, about … Continue reading

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