John Sturrock QC was the first Director of Training and Education in the Faculty of Advocates from 1994-2002 and established the Faculty's advocacy training programme.

John Sturrock: Belief in excellence will take you far

My title is World Class Advocacy: Achieving Excellence in what we do. I’m grateful to my latest successor as Director of Training in the Faculty of Advocates, Neil Mackenzie, for prompting this title by commenting on the energy, passion and values which he experienced in the early days of the devils’ advocacy skills course in the 1990s and which he was kind enough to say that Mike Jones and I exemplified when delivering the course.

Sophie Reid speaking at the Scottish Youth Parliament

We must put a stop to harassment of women and girls on public transport – Sophie Reid

Today is Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was born, declaring inalienable rights we all have as human beings. These are basic rights and freedoms that every person in the world is be entitled to. Now, 71 years on, the theme for 2019 is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights and for the past 16 days, girls and young women around the world have been doing just this.

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