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 Frankot 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:

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