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Law and change: Scottish legal heroes
Law and change: Scottish legal heroes

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2 Power, legislation, society and change

In this section you explore a number of significant developments in the legal system. Many of these developments reflect the changes taking place in Scottish society at the time and were achieved through acts of the original Scottish Parliament. These acts helped to shape and create the Scottish legal system as we know it today and despite being passed in very different times many centuries ago they continue to have relevance in today’s more modern twenty-first century society.