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1991 In Scotland
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1991
in: The UK • England • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere Scottish football: 1990–91 • 1991–92
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British Rail
British Railways
British Railways
(BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997. It was formed from the nationalisation of the "Big Four" British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between 1994 and 1997. Originally a trading brand of the Railway Executive of the British Transport
Transport
Commission, it became an independent statutory corporation in 1962 designated as the British Railways
British Railways
Board.[1] The period of nationalisation saw sweeping changes in the national railway network. A process of dieselisation and electrification took place, and by 1968 steam locomotion had been entirely replaced by diesel and electric traction, except for one narrow-gauge tourist line
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David Hope, Baron Hope Of Craighead
James Arthur David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, KT, PC, FRSE (born 27 June 1938) is a retired Scottish judge who served as the first Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
from 2009 until his retirement in 2013, having previously been the Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. In 2015, he became the Convenor of the Crossbench peers in the House of Lords.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 The Bench and later public life 3 Honours 4 Notable cases 5 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Hope was born on 27 June 1938 to Edinburgh
Edinburgh
lawyer Arthur Henry Cecil Hope, OBE, WS and Muriel Ann Neilson Hope (née Collie),[2] and educated at Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Academy and Rugby School
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Secretary Of State For Scotland
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Scotland
Scotland
(Scottish Gaelic: Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba, Scots: Secretar o State for Scotland) is the principal minister of Her Majesty's Government
Her Majesty's Government
in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland representing Scotland
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Keeper Of The Great Seal Of Scotland
The Great Seal of Scotland
Scotland
(Scottish Gaelic: Seala Mòr na h-Alba) allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each document individually. Wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure that is attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the monarch wishes to make official. The earliest seal impression, in the Treasury of Durham Cathedral, is believed to be the Great Seal of Duncan II and dates to 1094.Contents1 History 2 List of Keepers of the Great Seal of Scotland
Scotland
prior to the Union 3 List of Keepers of the Great Seal of Scotland
Scotland
since the Union 4 Register 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Chancellor had the custody of the King's Seal
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Ian Lang, Baron Lang Of Monkton
Ian Bruce Lang, Baron Lang of Monkton, PC (born 27 June 1940) is a British Conservative politician and Life Peer who served as the Member of Parliament for Galloway, and then Galloway and Upper Nithsdale, from 1979 to 1997. On 29 September 1997 Lang was raised to the peerage
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Lord Advocate
Her Majesty's Advocate, known as the Lord Advocate
Advocate
(Scottish Gaelic: Morair Tagraidh, Scots: Laird Advocat), is the chief legal officer of the Scottish Government
Scottish Government
and the Crown in Scotland
Scotland
for both civil and criminal matters that fall within the devolved powers of the Scottish Parliament. He or she is the chief public prosecutor for Scotland
Scotland
and all prosecutions on indictment are conducted by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, nominally in the Lord Advocate's name. The officeholder is one of the Great Officers of State
Great Officers of State
of Scotland. The current Lord Advocate
Advocate
is The Rt Hon
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Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser Of Carmyllie
Peter Lovat Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, PC, QC (29 May 1945 – 22 June 2013) was a Scottish politician and advocate.[1]Contents1 Early life and family 2 Conservative politician 3 Lockerbie bombing 4 Later career 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and family[edit] Peter Fraser's mother died when he was 12 while living in Zambia, where his father was serving as a minister. Anthony Eden, then prime minister, intervened at the request of family friend Brendan Bracken to help Fraser obtain a scholarship to Loretto School, Musselburgh, East Lothian, the private school where Eden was a trustee.[2] He graduated BA (Hons) and LLM (Hons), Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, before going to the University of Edinburgh. He was elected to the Faculty of Advocates
Faculty of Advocates
in 1969 and in 1972 he lectured part-time in constitutional law at Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt University
for two years
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Solicitor General For Scotland
A solicitor is a legal practitioner who traditionally deals with most of the legal matters in some jurisdictions. A person must have legally-defined qualifications, which vary from one jurisdiction to another, to be described as a solicitor and enabled to practise there as such. For example, in England and Wales
England and Wales
a solicitor is admitted to practise under the provisions of the Solicitors Act 1974. With some exceptions, practising solicitors must possess a practising certificate. There are many more solicitors than barristers in England; they undertake the general aspects of giving legal advice and conducting legal proceedings.[1] In the United Kingdom, a few Australian states, Hong Kong, South Africa (where they are called attorneys) and Ireland, the legal profession is split between solicitors and barristers (called advocates in some countries), and a lawyer will usually only hold one of the two titles
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Alan Rodger, Baron Rodger Of Earlsferry
Alan Ferguson Rodger, Baron Rodger of Earlsferry
Earlsferry
FRSE FBA PC (18 September 1944 – 26 June 2011) was a Scottish academic, lawyer, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He served as Lord Advocate, the senior Law Officer of Scotland, before becoming Lord Justice General
Lord Justice General
and Lord President of the Court of Session, the head of the country's judiciary
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Lord President Of The Court Of Session
The Lord President of the Court of Session
Court of Session
and Lord Justice General
Lord Justice General
is the most senior judge in Scotland, the head of the judiciary, and the presiding judge of the College of Justice, the Court of Session, and the High Court of Justiciary. The Lord President holds the title of Lord Justice General
Lord Justice General
of Scotland
Scotland
and the head of the High Court of Justiciary ex officio, as the two offices were combined in 1836. The Lord President has authority over any court established under Scots law, except for the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
and the Court of the Lord Lyon. The current Lord President of the Court of Session
Court of Session
is Lord Carloway, who was appointed to the position on 18 December 2015
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Lord Justice General
The Lord President of the Court of Session
Court of Session
and Lord Justice General
Lord Justice General
is the most senior judge in Scotland, the head of the judiciary, and the presiding judge of the College of Justice, the Court of Session, and the High Court of Justiciary. The Lord President holds the title of Lord Justice General
Lord Justice General
of Scotland
Scotland
and the head of the High Court of Justiciary ex officio, as the two offices were combined in 1836. The Lord President has authority over any court established under Scots law, except for the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
and the Court of the Lord Lyon. The current Lord President of the Court of Session
Court of Session
is Lord Carloway, who was appointed to the position on 18 December 2015
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Lord Justice Clerk
The Lord Justice Clerk
Lord Justice Clerk
is the second most senior judge in Scotland, after the Lord President of the Court of Session. Originally clericus justiciarie or Clerk to the Court of Justiciary, the counterpart in the criminal courts of the Lord Clerk Register, the status of the office increased over time and the Justice-Clerk came to claim a seat on the Bench by practice and custom. This was recognised by the Privy Council of Scotland
Scotland
in 1663 and the Lord Justice Clerk became the effective head of the reformed High Court of Justiciary
High Court of Justiciary
in 1672 when the court was reconstituted
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Monarchy Of The United Kingdom
The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and its overseas territories. The current monarch and head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, ascended the throne on the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. The monarch and his or her immediate family undertake various official, ceremonial, diplomatic and representational duties. As the monarchy is constitutional, the monarch is limited to non-partisan functions such as bestowing honours and appointing the Prime Minister. The monarch is commander-in-chief of the British Armed Forces
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Donald Ross, Lord Ross
Donald MacArthur Ross, Lord Ross, PC, FRSE (born 29 March 1927) is a former Lord Justice Clerk[1] - the second most senior judge in Scotland. Personal life[edit] He was born in Dundee
Dundee
and educated at the High School of Dundee
Dundee
and the University of Edinburgh. Lord Ross is married with two daughters and six grandchildren. Career[edit] He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates
Faculty of Advocates
and became a Queen's Counsel in 1964. He has been Sheriff of Ayr and Bute (1972 to 1973)[2], Dean of the Faculty of Advocates
Faculty of Advocates
(1973 to 1976)[3], and a Senator of the College of Justice. He served as Lord Justice Clerk[4] from 1985 until 1997. Ross also received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1988 [5] In 1990 and 1991 he was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
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Chairman Of The Scottish Land Court
The Scottish Land Court
Scottish Land Court
is a Scottish court of law based in Edinburgh with subject-matter jurisdiction covering disputes between landlords and tenants relating to agricultural tenancies, and matters related to crofts and crofters. The Scottish Land Court
Scottish Land Court
is both a trial court and an appeal court; hearings at first-instance are often heard by a Divisional Court of one of the Agricultural Members advised by the Principal Clerk. Decisions of the Divisional Court can be appealed to the Full Court, which will consist of at least one legally qualified judicial member and the remaining Agricultural Member
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