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Encyclopedia > List of Acts of the Scottish Parliament to 1707
Lists of legislation of predecessor states to the United Kingdom
Acts of Parliament of the Kingdom of England to 1600
Acts of Parliament of the Kingdom of England to 1706
Acts of Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland
Acts of Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland
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This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the Scottish Parliament. 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 of 1707. This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that bodys existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. ... This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that bodys existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Ireland for the years up to its dissolution in 1800. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain for the years 1707-1719. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain for the years 1720-1739. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain for the years 1740-1759. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain for the years 1760-1779. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain for the years 1780-1799. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1800-1819. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1820-1839. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1840-1859. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1860-1879. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1880-1899. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1900-1919. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1920-1939. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1940-1959. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1960-1979. ... This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1980-1999. ... This is an list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 2000 to the present. ... This is a list of Acts of the Scottish Parliament. ... This is a list of Acts passed by the Parliament of Northern Ireland. ... This is a list of Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly passed by that body during its existence between 2000 and 2002 when it was suspended. ... In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ... The Parliament of Scotland, was the legislature for the independent Kingdom of Scotland prior to the Act of Union 1707 creating a Parliament of Great Britain. ... The Parliament of England can trace its roots back to the early medieval period. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Act of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ...


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.

Contents


15th century

1424

  • Innkeepers Act 1424 c. 25 (Sc.)
  • Royal Mines Act 1424 (c.13)

1429

Lawburrows a little-known civil action in Scots Law to prevent fear of violence. ...

1449

  • Leases Act 1449 (c.6)

1469

  • Diligence Act 1469 (c.12)
  • Reversion Act 1469 (c.3)

1487

A Royal Burgh is a type of Scottish burgh (town or city), used today for ceremonial purposes only. ...

1491

  • Common Good Act 1491 (c.19)
  • Leases Act 1491 (c.7)
  • Liferent Caution Act 1491 (c.6)

1496

The Education Act of 1496 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in that year at the behest of James IV. It made schooling compulsory for the first time in Scotland since it forced all nobles and freeholders to educate their eldest sons in Latin, followed by the Arts, and Scots... Education in Scotland has a long history of universal provision of public education, and comes under a different system from that elsewhere in the United Kingdom. ...

16th century

1532

  • College of Justice Act 1532 (c.2)

1535

  • Liferent Caution Act 1535 (c.14)

1540

Act of Sederunt, in Scots law, an ordinance for regulating the forms of judicial procedure before the Court of Session, passed by the judges under authority of a power originally conferred by an act of the Scottish parliament, 1540, c. ...

1555

  • Lands Redemption Act 1555 (c.3)

1560

  • Confession of Faith Ratification Act 1560 (c.1)
  • Papal Jurisdiction Act 1560 (c.2)

1567

  • Church Jurisdiction Act 1567 (c.12)
  • Coronation Oath Act 1567 (c.8)

1578

  • Burghs Act 1578 (c.11) (see burgh)

A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ...

1579

  • Church Act 1579 (c.6)
  • Church Jurisdiction Act 1579 (c.7)
  • Criminal Letters Act 1579 (c.16)
  • Sunday Act 1579 c. 8 (Sc.)
  • Act for Punishment of Strong and Idle Beggars, and Relief of the Poor and Impotent

1581

  • Breach of Arrestment Act 1581 (c.23)
  • Lawburrows Act 1581 (c.22)

1584

  • Decrees in Absence Act 1584 (c.10)
  • Disqualification of Ministers Act 1584 (c.6)
  • Sovereignty Act 1584 (c.2)
  • Unlawful Jurisdictions Act 1584 (c.4)

1585

  • Curators Act 1585 (c.25)

1587

  • Burghs Act 1587 (c.114)
  • Tolls Act 1587 (c.37)

1592

  • Citation Act 1592 (c.59)
  • Compensation Act 1592 (c.61)
  • Deforcement Act 1592 (c.72)
  • Expenses Act 1592 (c.62)
  • General Assembly Act 1592 (c.8) (see General Assembly of the Church of Scotland)
  • Lyon King of Arms Act 1592 (c.29) (see Lyon King of Arms)
  • Mines and Metals Act 1592 (c.31)

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is The Kirks highest court. ...

1594

  • Ejection Caution Act 1594 (c.27)
  • Land Purchase Act 1594 (c.26)
  • Parricide Act 1594 (c.30)

1597

  • Feu-duty Act 1597 (c.17) (see feu duty)
  • Kirk Dykes Act 1597 (c.3) (see kirk, dyke)
  • Lawburrows Act 1597 (c.40)

A ground rent is a form of lease in which unimproved land is leased for a long term for purposes of improvement by the tenant. ... Kirk can mean several things: As a common noun, kirk is the Scots and Scottish English word for church, attested as a noun from the 14th century onwards, but as an element in placenames much earlier. ... A dike (or dyke) is an earthen wall, constructed as a defence or as a boundary. ...

17th century

1600

  • Crown Proceedings Act 1600 (c.23)

1606

Sovereignty (French souveraineté, from medieval latin superanus which derives from classical Latin superus superior or overness; and from the Greek concept Basileus) is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (legislative, judicial and/or executive) authority over a geographic region, group of people or oneself. ...

1607

  • Theft Act 1607 (c.6)

1617

  • Arrestments Act 1617 (c.17)
  • Executors Act 1617 (c.14)
  • Registration Act 1617 (c.16)

1621

  • Adjudication Act 1621 (c.7)
  • Diligence Act 1621 (c.6)

1633

  • Sovereignty Act 1633 (c.3)

1661

  • Arrestments Act 1661 (c.283)
  • Bonds Act 1661 (c.244)
  • Crown Appointments Act 1661 (c.6)
  • Diligence Act 1661 (c.344)
  • March Dykes Act 1661 (c.284)
  • Parliament Act 1661 (c.7)
  • Precedence Act 1661 (c.211)
  • Prerogative Act 1661 (c.13)
  • Redemptions Act 1661 (c.247)
  • Registration Act 1661 (c.243)
  • Sunday Act 1661 c. 281 (Sc.)

1663

  • Minority Act 1663 (c.4)

1669

  • Lyon King of Arms Act 1669 (c.95)
  • March Dykes Act 1669 (c.38)

1672

  • Adjudication Act 1672 (c.45)
  • Ann Act 1672 (c.24)
  • Courts Act 1672 (c.40)
  • Lyon King of Arms Act 1672 (c.47)
  • Writs Act 1672 (c.16)

1681

  • Bills of Exchange Act 1681 (c.86)
  • Declinature Act 1681 (c.79)

1685

  • Entail Act 1685 (c.26)

1686

  • Citation Act 1686 (c.5)

1689

1690

  • Confession of Faith Ratification Act 1690 (c.7)
  • Teinds Act 1690 (c.63)
  • Udal Tenure Act 1690 (c.61) (see Udal law)

Udal law is a near-defunct Norse derived legal system, which was formerly found in the Shetland islands and Orkney. ...

1693

  • Court of Session Act 1693 (c.42) (see Court of Session)
  • Ministers Act 1693 (c.38)
  • Real Rights Act 1693 (c.22)
  • Register of Sasines Act 1693 (c.23) (see sasine)
  • Registration Act 1693 (c.24)

The Court of Session is the supreme civil court in Scotland. ...

1695

  • Confirmation Act 1695 (c.72)
  • Division of Commonties Act 1695 (c.69)
  • Runrig Lands Act 1695 (c.36) (see run rig)
  • Act for erecting a Bank in Scotland (see Bank of Scotland)
  • Company of Scotland Act (see Company of Scotland)

Run rig is the name for a type of arable cultivation practised in north and west Britain especially Scotland during the middle ages. ... Headquarters on The Mound, Edinburgh The Bank of Scotland is a commercial bank in Scotland (and to a lesser extent the rest of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies was an overseas trading company created by an act of the Scots Parliament in 1695. ...

1696

  • Inland Bills Act 1696 (c.38)
  • Registration Act 1696 (c.41)

18th century

1703

  • Act Anent Peace and War
  • Wine Act

1704

1705

  • Fisheries Act 1705 (c. 48)
  • Act for a Treaty with England 1705 (c. 50) (see Act of Union 1707)

The Acts of Union were twin Acts of Parliament passed in 1707 (taking effect on 26 March) by the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland. ...

1707

  • Election Act 1707 (c.8)
  • Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Act 1707 (c.6)
  • Union with England Act 1707 (c.7) (see Acts of Union 1707)

The Acts of Union were twin Acts of Parliament passed in 1707 (taking effect on 26 March) by the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland. ...

External links

  • Scottish Parliament Project Website
  • Scottish Parliament Project

 
 

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