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Police, Fire and the Law


It was pointed out to me that we really didn't have anything on the Police, Fire or Legal system in Scotland.  I guess that is in part because the books I had previously looked at doing contained not only considerable quotes in the old Scots language but also considerable legal terms and all in all making it a difficult ocr'ing project.  Thanks to work done to scan in old books several of these books are now available in the Internet archive and so I have availed myself of this resource to make available a few books on these subjects.

The History of the High Constables of Edinburgh
By James D Marwick (1865)

Treatise of the Offices of Justice of the Peace; Constable; Commissioner of Supply and Commissioner under Comprehending Acts in Scotland in 2 volumes.
By Gilbert Hutcheson (1809)

A History of the Scotch Poor Law
By Sir George Nicholls, K .C. B. (1856). Also a lst of other legal information on the laws of Scotland.

Museum of Fire
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

The History of Edinburgh Fire Brigade
The Oldest Municipal Brigade in Britain

A Plea for the Appointment of Police Matrons at Police Stations
By Florence Balgarnie, Superintendent of the Department for the Appointment of Police Matrons of the National British Women’s Temperance Association (1894) (pdf)

The Scottish Police
An outline of their Powers and Duties by James Mill, M.A., LL.B. City Prosecutor, Edinburgh (1944) (pdf)

Scotland Yard
By Joseph Gollomb (192?) (pdf)

Higher Police Training in Scotland
Report of a Working Party of the Police Advisory Board for Scotland (1968) (pdf)

The arms of the baronial and police burghs of Scotland
By Bute, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, Marquess of, 1847-1900; Stevenson, J. H. (John Horne), 1855-1939; Lonsdale, H. W. (1903) (pdf)

City of Glasgow Police
A Wikipedia article

The Glasgow Police Museum
The museum of Britain's first police force 1800 - 1975

The Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892
With notes thereon and references to Scottish and English decisions elucidating the same and relative statutes and an Appendix containing the Schedules to the Act, Forms for carrying the Act into operation, unreported Cases on the Act of 1862, and opinions of Counsel on Acts refered to by James Campbell Irons, M.A., S.S.C. (1893)


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