Andrew Stevenson reflects on a literary-cum-legal encounter between two of Scotland's greatest writers. Two hundred years ago two of Scotland’s most eminent men of literature met in court. One of them, James Hogg, the self-styled Ettrick Shepherd, is best known for his novel The Private
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In part two of his reflection on the life of Henry Dundas, Chris Holme retells the episode that would be his undoing, see part one here. It was a banking scandal on an epic scale involving flagrant misuse of public funds and fearless investigators.
To mark Black History Month, SLN is dedicating its ‘Our Legal Heritage’ slot to Scotland’s black history. For centuries the identity of a young black woman present in a portrait of Lady Elizabeth Murray that adorns the Ambassador’s room of Scone Palace was a myste