Sunday, November 20, 2005

South Ayrshire MiniTrials 2006

South Ayrshire MiniTrials 2006 are being planned for
Saturday 18 March 2006
in Ayr Sheriff Court.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

East Ayrshire MiniTrials 2005

East Ayrshire MiniTrials 2005 will be taking place on
Saturday 26 November 2005
in Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Glasgow MiniTrials 2005

Glasgow MiniTrials 2005 will be taking place on
Saturday 29 October 2005
in Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Edinburgh MiniTrials 2005

Edinburgh MiniTrials 2005 will be taking place on
Saturday 8 October 2005
in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Faculty of Advocates

A fascinating insight into life at the Scottish Bar - from the CA Supplement.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Procurator Fiscal Service, Inverness

Andrew Laing, the Area Procurator Fiscal for Highland and Islands at Inverness, has kindly offered to help with community involvement.

See Andrew's post under the heading of "Citizenship". Many thanks Andrew. Much appreciated.

Can we tempt some Inverness schools to run MiniTrials in the Castle? All we need are the schools.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

MiniTrial for Primary Classes

There is a simplified MiniTrial available which might be more suitable for primary classes.

It is based on district court procedure and does not require a jury.

Go to / downloads page / "District Court MiniTrials".

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Edinburgh Sheriff Court

David Shand, Sheriff Clerk, Edinburgh, said:-

Here at Edinburgh Sheriff Court we organise a number of school visits throughout the year where we provide an introduction to the Scottish Legal System. If we were aware of law-related topics that were both informative and relevant to the pupils visiting the court that would be very helpful.


The Law Society of Scotland

Read the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - online.

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Could a Scottish teacher (or two) please suggest a law-related topic that school pupils would find useful to research as part of their citizenship studies or school curriculum?

Then perhaps a Scots lawyer (or two) could provide some raw data or legal materials that might be of use to a wide range of schools - either by posting their comments here or by suggesting a link to some other source of helpful information.

Just a thought.


Download a copy of "Adjust" - the Newsletter of the Council on Tribunals.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Suggest a topic for discussion

Why not suggest a topic for discussion - in relation to Scots Law or citizenship in Scotland or the Paisley Snail - and then contribute to the thread?

Trinity Academy, Edinburgh

Trinity Academy provided the spring-board for MiniTrials and a number of other law-related educational ideas. Their comments on these materials would be much appreciated.

Students and Teachers

Please provide some feedback.
Is the internet a useful means of delivering law-related educational materials? Are the materials here helpful? Any suggestions for improvement?

Suggest a Link

If you have any suggestions for helpful new links relating to Scots Law, Education or The Paisley Snail - please include them as a comment.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Scottish Council of Law Reporting

If you are looking for details of the famous Scottish case of Donoghue v Stevenson - the case of "The Paisley Snail" - go to the web-site of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting.