The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

An Introductory Survey of the Sources and Literature of Scots Law

Stair Society Volume 1

Part I. Native Sources

‘The Statutory Law’ – The Rt Hon Lord Thankerton

‘Early Records of Council and Session, 1466-1659’  – R K Hannay

‘Practicks, 1469-1700’ – Hector McKechnie

‘Printed Law Reports 1540-1935’ – James S Leadbetter

‘Institutional Writers, 1600-1828’ – A C Black

‘Regiam Majestatem and the Auld Lawes’- T M Cooper

‘Privy Council Records 1545-1707’ – W K Dickson

‘Financial and Administrative Records, 1264-1724’ – J A Inglis

‘Burgh Court Records, 1319-1834’ – David Robertson

‘Sheriff and Other Local Court Records, 1385-1935’ – C A Malcolm

‘Courts of the Officials and the Commissary Courts, 1512-1830’- F P Walton

‘Presbyterian Court Records, 1560-1935’- Francis J Grant

‘Custom’ – The Hon Lord St Vigeans

Part II. Non-Native Sources

‘Roman Law’- David Baird Smith

‘Canon Law’ – David Baird Smith

‘Feudal Law’ – John Givarn

‘The Influence of English Law’- E J MacGillivray

‘French and Dutch Influences’ – John C Gardner

‘The Influence of the Law of Moses’ – John C Gardner

‘The Law Merchant’- The Rt Hon Lord Murray

‘The Law of Nature’- The Hon Lord Wark

Part III. Indirect Sources

‘Charters, Cartularies and Deeds, 1094-1700’ – William Angus

‘Vatican Archives, 1073-1560’- Annie I Cameron

‘Brocards’ – The Rt Hon Lord Alness

‘Notarial Protocol Books, 1469-1700’ – William Angus

‘Style Books’ – E M Wedderburn

‘Scottish Legal Periodicals, 1829-1935’ – James C Brown

Part IV. Special Subjects

‘Admiralty and Maritime Law’- A R G McMillan

‘Celtic Law’ – John Cameron

‘Constitutional Law and History’ – J R Philip

‘Criminal Law’ – Stair A Gillon

‘Heraldic Law’ – Thomas Innes

‘Judicial Administration in Session and Justiciary’ – R K Hannay

‘Law of Nations’ – William Wilson

‘Peerage Law’- Thomas Innes,

‘Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law’- S G Kermack

‘Udal Law’ – Wm Jardine Dobie

‘Allodial Law’ – Wm Jardine Dobie

By various authors, with an introduction by the Rt Hon Lord Macmillan, PC, LLD, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary

Published 1936

All volumes are available from the Avizandum Law Bookshop