Tag Archives: scotland

A misbegotten Union – Guest post by Lorenzo

[SL: it is now compulsory, in order to practice in either England or Scotland, to study European Union Law (I managed to evade it at Oxford, just), which I suspect is misconceived, at least on the part of those who rather like the European Union. It exposes the bones of an organisation so badly run […]

A matter of distinction?

I’ve written before about our Australian High Court showing a “trendy” side in transcripts. Via Roll On Friday, I learnt of a Scottish case which had the judge making a rather hilarious distinction: Lava Ignite nightclub in Edinburgh tried to stop the HMV Picture House from holding club nights. Lava sold the venue to HMV, and it […]

Right Dishonourable Members: Lest we Forget

FIFTEEN members of the Scottish Parliament have been shamed into repaying expenses they claimed for Remembrance Day wreaths. The MSPs – from the SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrats – reclaimed money that was paid to Poppyscotland and the Lady Haig Poppy Factory for the wreaths. Both charities raise funds for veterans. It came as their […]

Whiskey Galore

A lorry carrying whisky has crashed, causing alcohol and fuel to spill onto a road in the Highlands. Emergency services were called to the scene on the A95 at about 1415 GMT. Northern Constabulary said diversions were in place through Skye of Curr and the Dulnain Bridge road until the wreck was cleared. Meanwhile, emergency […]