The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

2022 Stair Society Publication

Volume 68 is Regiam Maiestatem. The earliest known version by Dr John R. Davies of the University of Glasgow with Professor Alice Taylor of King’s College, London.

The volume was published in summer 2022 and marks a very significant milestone in Scottish legal history, being the first modern critical edition of the single most important text of medieval Scots law.

It supersedes both Lord Cooper’s earlier edition for the Society in 1947, which was principally based on that of Sir John Skene in 1608, as well as the edition by Thomas Thomson published in 1844 in the first volume of the Record Edition of Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland.