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Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825

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VIINumbers to be returned by the Sheriff of each County.

And be it enacted, That when the Attendance of Jurors is required for Trials before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, or before the Court of Exchequer, or Judge Admiral, or in the Jury Court when held in Edinburgh, Notices, Writs, or Precepts shall be issued from the said respective Courts to the Sheriff of Edinburgh, specifying the Number of Jurors required; and the said Sheriff shall thereupon return a List taken from the said General Jury Book, in the Order in which they therein appear, subscribed by him, containing the Number of Persons required, which Return, when made to the High Court, of Justiciary or to the Judge Admiral, where Forty-five Jurors are required, shall contain Twenty-four for the City of Edinburgh, Six for the Town of Leith, Six, for the Remainder of the County of Edinburgh, Four for the County of Linlithgow, and Five for the County of Haddington, or as near as may- be in these Proportions, according to the Number required, more or less than Forty-five : Provided always, that in all Criminal Trials One-third of the Number required, or if the Number required cannot be divided equally into Thirds, a Number as nearly as can be to a Third, more or less, at the Discretion of the Sheriff, shall be Persons qualified as Special Jurors, and shall be distinguished in the Return accordingly: Provided, that in the Event of the List so to be taken from the General Jury Book not being found to contain the said Proportion of special Jurors, the Deficiency shall be supplied by Names to be taken from the Special jury Book; and this Rule shall in like Manner be observed in regard to Returns from all other Counties;

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