The Royal Society of Edinburgh recognises, supports and mobilises expertise from across academia, business and public service for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world. Our Fellows from academia, business and public service are among the most distinguished in their fields.
We engage and connect nationally and internationally to share knowledge and tackle the most pressing challenges of the modern world. As Scotland’s National Academy, we provide independent expert advice to government and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.
Born Lockerbie 1947; Educated Lockerbie Academy, Dumfries Academy, University of Edinburgh (LLB), McGill University (LLM);
Advocate 1972; QC 1987. Professor of Scots Law, University of Edinburgh, 1980 (Emeritus since 2007).
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