Solicitor General for Scotland

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Her Majesty's Solicitor General for Scotland (Àrd-neach-lagha a' Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Crown and the Scottish Government on Scots Law. They are also responsible for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service which together constitute the Criminal Prosecution Service in Scotland.

Until 1999, when the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Executive were created, the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland advised Her Majesty's Government. Since their transfer to the Scottish Government, the British Government has been advised on Scots Law by the Advocate General for Scotland.

List of Solicitors General for Scotland[edit]

List from 1696. Until 1764, the office was at times held jointly.

Pre-Union[edit]

Post-Union[edit]

* = served later as Lord Advocate

Sources[edit]

  • Most of the above list is taken from Haydn's Book of Dignities, 12th edition (1894, reprinted 1969) and from Oxford Companion to Law, Clarendon Press, 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 11770. p. 1001. 20 October 1905. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 11787. p. 1313. 19 December 1905. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  3. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12118. p. 173. 19 February 1909. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12242. p. 444. 26 April 1910. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12414. p. 1293. 8 December 1911. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12613. p. 1143. 4 November 1913. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  7. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13583. p. 1008. 2 April 1920. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13797. p. 511. 21 March 1922. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32728. p. 5193. 11 July 1922. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  10. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13867. p. 1779. 17 November 1922. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  11. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13909. p. 579. 13 April 1923. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  12. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14000. pp. 291–292. 26 February 1924. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  13. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14076. p. 1439. 18 November 1924. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  14. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14193. p. 1. 1 January 1926. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33492. p. 3007. 7 May 1929. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  16. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14558. p. 650. 21 June 1929. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  17. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14809. p. 1226. 17 November 1931. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  18. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 15005. p. 809. 3 October 1933. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  19. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 15174. p. 424. 17 May 1935.
  20. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 15231. p. 1021. 3 December 1935. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  21. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34301. p. 4225. 3 July 1936. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  22. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 15820. p. 305. 13 June 1941. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  23. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 16266. p. 323. 21 September 1945. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  24. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 16424. p. 123. 28 March 1947. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  25. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 16486. p. 453. 31 October 1947. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  26. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 16906. p. 565. 9 November 1951. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  27. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 17251. p. 19. 14 January 1955. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  28. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 17822. p. 295. 17 May 1960. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  29. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 18240. p. 271. 28 April 1964. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  30. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 18292. p. 671. 23 October 1964. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  31. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 18398. p. 713. 29 October 1965. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  32. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 18612. p. 887. 7 November 1967. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  33. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 18892. p. 567. 30 June 1970. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  34. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 19151. p. 993. 7 November 1972. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  35. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46248. p. 3898. 26 March 1974. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  36. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 20497. p. 559. 25 May 1979. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  37. ^ "First minister Alex Salmond unveils enlarged cabinet". BBC News. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  38. ^ "Holyrood approves James Wolffe and Alison Di Rollo as top legal officers". The Scotsman. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 

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