Valedictory address to the Lord President

Valedictory tributes have been paid at a ceremony to mark the retirement of the Lord President, the Right Hon Lord Gill.

Scotland’s most senior judge retires on 31 May 2015, having completed three years’ service in the office of Lord President and Lord Justice General.

Lord Gill, 73, was first appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice in 1994 and is Scotland’s longest serving judge. 

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway gave a valedictory address in Court 1 in Parliament House on Tuesday 26 May 2015.

James Wolffe QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and Alistair Morris, President of the Law Society of Scotland, also addressed the court.

The full speeches and the Lord President's response can be read via the links below.

Valedictory Address - Lord Carloway

Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

President of the Law Society of Scotland

Lord President's Response


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