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Scots Law Tales

John Grant and Elaine E. Sutherland


This book reveals the stories behind some of the most important and memorable cases in Scottish legal history. The cases it covers range from the miscarriage of justice against Oscar Slater to the Lockerbie trial; from a decomposing snail in a bottle of ginger beer to allegations of high jinks by a prominent politician; from an unplanned pregnancy to the switching off of a life support machine; from McCaig's folly in Oban to the lettering ‘EIIR’ on pillar boxes, and from St Ninian's Treasure in Shetland to allegations of ritual child abuse in Orkney. It brings these leading cases from the Scot ... More

Keywords: Scottish legal history, miscarriage of Justice, Scottish courts, Scottish law, Lockerbie trial, Oscar Slater

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781845860677
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Grant, editor
Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Glasgow

Elaine E. Sutherland, editor
Professor of Child & Family Law at the University of Stirling

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