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Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 27 – Sheriffs and part-time sheriffs: official oaths

67.This section requires sheriffs and part-time sheriffs to take the oath of allegiance to the Queen and the judicial oath on appointment. This is done by amending Part 2 of the Schedule of the Promissory Oaths Act 1868 to include them in the list of judicial office holders who are required to take this oath.

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