Citing the law

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Citing the law
Why do I need to cite?
Activity: When to cite?
Inserting footnotes
Case law
Activity: Which report do I cite?
EU cases
ECHR cases
Welsh legislation
Scottish legislation
Northern Ireland legislation
EU legislation
Edited books and encyclopedias
Journal articles
Electronic journal articles
Government publications
Newspaper articles
Websites and blogs
Activity: Putting it all together
FAQs and notes

Acts of the Scottish Parliament

Acts of the Scottish Parliament are cited by short title followed by the year then 'asp' (Act of the Scottish Parliament) and the running number in round brackets.


Crofting Reform etc Act 2007 (asp 7)

Bills of the Scottish Parliament

Bills before the Scottish Parliament are cited by Scottish Parliament Bill number and title, followed by the printing in square brackets, the session and then the year in round brackets. Amended versions of a Bill are identified by the use of an alphabetical suffix.


SP Bill 4 Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (Scotland) Bill [as introduced] Session 1 (1999)

SP Bill 4A Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] Session 1 (2000)

Statutory Instruments

Statutory Instruments are cited by title, year followed by the Scottish Statutory Instrument year and number.


The Food Additives (Scotland) Regulations 2009, SSI 2009/436

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