SCOTLAND could get its first trespass law under emergency rules being considered to protect royal palaces.Of course the Queen should be protected but shouldn't all property owners be able to stop trespassing? I rather think that Her Majesty would agree.
Under the devolution settlement, the Home Office has no responsibility for either Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh or Balmoral in Deeside.
But a department official revealed that the Home Office is "in negotiations" with the Scottish Executive about the possibility of the proposed law applying in and around the Scottish palaces.
Monday, 18 October 2004
One law for some...
It looks as though Westminster will lean on the Scottish Parliament to reduce the impact of the "right to roam" legislation: