Scottish Records Association 

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SRA conference 2017 and AGM

Putting on the Writs
Scottish Court and Legal Records


This year's conference will be on the theme of the records of Scotland's courts and legal system.


Date: Friday, 10 November 2017

Venue: National Records of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh
9.15am to 4.45pm


Session 1:  Civil and Ecclesiastical Courts

• Dr. Tom Green
Catholic, Commissary, and Reformed Church Courts and Their Records, 1500-1580

• Loren Moulds and Dr Jim Ambuske
Recovering Hidden Histories of Early America and the British Atlantic World with the Scottish Court of Session Records Digital Archive

• Dr. Alan Borthwick
Court of Session Case Study: Donoghue v Stevenson or the Snail in the Bottle


Session 2: Sheriff and Franchise courts

• Charles Fletcher
Barony and Regality Courts: a case study

• Fergus Smith
Sheriff Court Records

• Alison Diamond and Professor Allan MacInnes
Heritable Jurisdictions in Argyll, 1707-1730


Session 3:  Burgh Records

• Dr Jackson Armstrong and Dr William Hepburn
Law in the Aberdeen Council Registers (LACR)

• Dr Edda Frankott and Dr Claire Hawes
The Records of the Medieval Burgh Courts of Aberdeen


Plenary session:

• Professor Hector MacQueen
Ae Fond Kiss: A Private Matter?


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Records Association will take place in the lunch interval of the conference at 1pm. It is expected to last approximately 15 minutes.


Bookings and enquiries

To book your place at the conference, please either complete and return the booking form or email scottishrecordsassociation@gmail.com or telephone Robin Urquhart (Monday to Friday) at 0131 535 1315