Royal Celtic Moot

On 18 March, the Edinburgh team won the Royal Celtic Moot, held to mark the two-hundredth Anniversary of the Royal Celtic Society. The other team represented Aberdeen University.

The Edinburgh team were representing Jamie MacScovish in his attempt to be recognised as heir to his father, Sir James MacScovish, against the claim of his younger brother Charles. Charles was represented by the University of Aberdeen’s team who won on the law, while the Edinburgh team claimed victory in the moot.

The mooters also faced an extra challenge as the facts of the case were set in the 1790s and 1800s, and they had to moot according to the law of 1820.

For a fuller detailed account with photograph, see Royal Celtic Moot