This is a list of Acts of the Parliament of Scotland. It lists the Acts of Parliament of the old Parliament of Scotland, that was merged with the old Parliament of England to form the Parliament of Great Britain, by the Union with England Act 1707.

The numbers after the titles of the Acts are the chapter numbers. Acts are referenced using 'Year of reign', 'Monarch', c, 'Chapter number' — e.g. 16 Charles II c 2 — to define a chapter of the appropriate statute book. Chapter numbers given in the duodecimo edition, where applicable, are given in square brackets.

This list is only a partial catalogue of Acts that remained on the statute books even after the Union of 1707. For a largely comprehensive edition of Scottish Acts of Parliament see Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, ed. Thomas Thomson. A new edition has been edited by the Scottish Parliament Project at the University of St Andrews and is available online as the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland.

For the period after 1707, see list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain.

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2008)

15th century

1424

Record ed: 26 May

Record ed: 12 March 1424 (old style)[23] [which is 1425 (new style)]

1425

Record ed: 11 March

1426

Record ed: 30 September

1427

Record ed: 1 July

Record ed: 1 March

1428

Record ed: 12 July, vol 2, p 17

1429

Record ed: 26 April

Record ed: 6 March

1449

1469

1474

1487

1491

1496

16th century

1503

1532

1535

1540

Record ed: 3 December

Record ed: 14 March

1555

1560

1563

1567

1578

1579

1581

1584

1585

1587

1592

1593

1594

1597

17th century

1600

1606

1607

1617

1621

1633

1646

1661

1663

1669

1672

1681

1685

1686

1689

1690

1693

1695

1696

1698

18th century

1701

1702

1703

1704

1705

1707

See also

References

  1. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 416.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh Repealed by the Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1906 (c.38), s 1 & Sch.
  3. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 549. The reference to chapter 12 on page 212 is a misprint for chapter 2.
  4. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 212, 531 & 550. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 495. "Treason Acts 1424": vol 2, p 549.
  5. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 550. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 495.
  6. ^ Walker. A Legal History of Scotland. 1988. vol 2. p 212.
  7. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 212, 288 & 553.
  8. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 358.
  9. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 216. The reference to chapter 6 on page 216 is a misprint for chapter 8.
  10. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 212 & 359. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 621.
  11. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 215 & 416.
  12. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 213 & 519. Walker, Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 450.
  13. ^ a b Repealed by the Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1964 (c.80), s 1 & Sch.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by the Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1964, section 2 and Schedule 2. Due to the repeal of those provisions it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  15. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 414.
  16. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 414. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 495.
  17. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 215, 359 & 362. "Archers Act": p 251.
  18. ^ Walker. A Legal History of Scotland. 1988. vol 2. p 213.
  19. ^ Sheehan, Criminal Procedure, 2nd Ed, LexisNexis UK, 2003, p xxvi & para 26 at p 14. Walker, Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, pp 429 & 450.
  20. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 204.
  21. ^ The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland. 1814. vol 2. p 3. "A Chronological Table of the whole Acts and Statutes of the Parliament of Scotland". Alexander. An Abridgement of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland. Adam and Charles Black. Edinburgh. 1841. p (3). Illustrations of the Topography and Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff. Printed for the Spalding Club. 1857. vol 3. pp 161 & 162.
  22. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 216.
  23. ^ "Dating conventions" in "Chronological Tables of Statutes, 1424 to 1707". RPS.
  24. ^ Wills, A Synopsis of Scottish History, 1885, p 61
  25. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 212.
  26. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 549.
  27. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 133.
  28. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 213.
  29. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 213.
  30. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 549 & 723. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 450.
  31. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 213.
  32. ^ The title is sometimes rendered "Of the steyllaris of grene wode and brekaris of orchardis": The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland. 1814. vol 2. p 3.
  33. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 362 & 549.
  34. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 213.
  35. ^ The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, 1990, vol 11, p xxviii & para 2 at p 2. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 213, 519 & 549.
  36. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 519. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 450.
  37. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 231.
  38. ^ The title is sometimes rendered "Anent stalkaris that slais deir": The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland. 1814. vol 2. p 3.
  39. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 362.
  40. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 213 & 553.
  41. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 212 & 549.
  42. ^ Walker. A Legal History of Scotland. 1988. vol 2. pp 444 & 562.
  43. ^ Walker. A Legal History of Scotland. 1988. vol 2. pp 213.
  44. ^ (1886) 17 Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow 175. Mackintosh, The History of Civilisation in Scotland, 1892, vol 1, p 405. Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland, 1910, vol 2, p 11. Reid and Zimmerman, A History of Private Law in Scotland, 2000, vol 2, p 285.
  45. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 635
  46. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 213.
  47. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 553. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 495.
  48. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 212 & 549.
  49. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 251.
  50. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 289; Sheehan, Criminal Procedure, 2nd Ed, LexisNexis UK, 2003, p 35. "Poor's Counsel Act": Finlay, Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, 2015, p 191.
  51. ^ Walker. A Legal History of Scotland. 1988. vol 2. pp 212 & 325.
  52. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, p 416.
  53. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, 1988, vol 2, pp 362, 444, 522, 535 & 598. Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 501 & 692.
  54. ^ Walker, A Legal History of Scotland, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1995, vol 3, p 488, as read with p 500, n 384.
  55. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Repealed by section 16(2) and 23(2) of, and Part I of Schedule 5 to, the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973
  56. ^ a b Repealed by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973
  57. ^ Repealed by the Witchcraft Act 1735, section 2
  58. ^ The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1814, vol 2, p 39
  59. ^ The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1814, vol 3, p 4. At p 11 the title is rendered as "Anent the demissioun of the Crowne in fauouris of our Souerane Lord, and his Maiesteis Coronatioun".
  60. ^ "Succession (Scotland) Act 2016". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  61. ^ Wodrow, Robert (1832). The History of the Suffering of the Church of Scotland. Vol. 3. Blackie. pp. 295–297.
  62. ^ The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol 9, p 15
  63. ^ "Parliamentary Register 28 June 1695". Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  64. ^ The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol 9, p 494
  65. ^ 14 Geo 3 c 32 (1774), preamble
  66. ^ See also "Act of Parliament for Erecting a Bank in Scotland": [1] [2]
  67. ^ The Schedule to the Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1906 says that this is the title of this Act. Cf. The Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1964 and The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol 10, p 60.
  68. ^ Sometimes called "Act anent Registration of Seasins and other writs and diligences": Laws and Acts made in the First Parliament of . . . James VII, 1685, p 497.
  69. ^ Sometimes called "Act for settleing the Communication of Trade": The Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1906, Schedule; The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol 10, p 176.
  70. ^ The Schedule to the Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1906 says that this is the title of this Act. See also The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol 10, p 272.
  71. ^ The title is sometimes rendered as "Act for preventing wrongful imprisonment and against undue delays in trials": Adams and Stephens (eds), Select Documents of English Constitutional History, Macmillan, 1901, p 497.
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