Subject: Delict (Scotland)
Through the OpenLaw Project BAILII seeks, with the assistance of law lecturers, to identify cases from the past and to make these freely and openly available on the internet to support legal education.

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  1. AB v CD, Watson v. McEwan (BAILII: [1905] UKHL 1 ) [1905] AC 480; (1905) 13 SLT 340; (1905) 7 F (HL) 109
  2. AB v. CD (BAILII: [1904] ScotCS CSIH_6 ) (1904) 7 F 22; (1904) 12 SLT 395
  3. AB v. XY (BAILII: [1916] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1916 2 SLT 210; 1917 SC 15
  4. Bankhead v McCarthy (BAILII: [1963] ScotCS CSOH_2 ) 1963 SC 263; 1963 SLT 144
  5. Baron Vernon v. Metagama (BAILII: [1927] UKHL 2 ) 1928 SLT 117; (1927-28) 29 Ll L Rep 253; 1928 SC (HL) 21
  6. Bermingham v. Sher Bros (BAILII: [1980] UKHL 16 ) 1980 SC (HL) 67; 1980 SLT 122
  7. Bruce v. JM Smith (BAILII: [1898] ScotCS CSIH_3 ) (1898) 1 F 327; (1898) 6 SLT 247
  8. Burns v North British Railway (BAILII: [1914] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) 1914 2 SLT 16; 1914 SC 754
  9. Callander v Callander's Executor (BAILII: [1972] UKHL 10 ) 1972 SC (HL) 70; 1972 SLT 209
  10. Campbell v Muir (BAILII: [1908] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) (1908) 15 SLT 737; 1908 SC 387
  11. Christie v. Robertson (BAILII: [1899] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) (1899) 1 F 1155; (1899) 7 SLT 143
  12. Comex Houlder Diving Ltd v Colne Fishing Co Ltd (BAILII: [1987] UKHL 19 ) 1987 SLT 443; 1987 SC (HL) 85
  13. Copland v Brogan (BAILII: [1915] ScotCS CSIH_3 ) 1916 SC 277; 1916 1 SLT 13
  14. Cunningham v. Scotsman Publications (BAILII: [1986] ScotCS CSOH_1 ) 1987 SCLR 314; 1987 SC 107; 1987 SLT 698
  15. Dalgleish v Glasgow Corp (BAILII: [1975] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1976 SLT 157; 1976 SC 32
  16. Devine v Colvilles Ltd (BAILII: [1969] UKHL 11 ) [1969] WLR 475; [1969] 2 All ER 53; [1969] 1 WLR 475; 1969 SC (HL) 67
  17. Dick v Falkirk Burgh (BAILII: [1975] UKHL 6 ) 1976 SC (HL) 1; 1976 SLT 21
  18. Dingwall v Burnett (BAILII: [1912] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1912 2 SLT 90; 1912 SC 1097
  19. Drew v Western SMT Co Ltd (BAILII: [1946] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1947 SC 222; 1947 SLT 92
  20. Finburgh v. Moss' Empires Ltd (BAILII: [1908] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) (1908) 16 SLT 116; 1908 SC 928
  21. Findlay v Blaylock (BAILII: [1936] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1937 SC 21; 1936 SLT 596
  22. Fraser v. Mirza (BAILII: [1993] UKHL 14 ) 1993 SC (HL) 27; 1993 SLT 527
  23. Gilligan v. Robb (BAILII: [1910] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) 1910 2 SLT 77; 1910 SC 856
  24. Greenock Corp v Caledonian Railway Co (BAILII: [1917] UKHL 3 ) [1917] AC 556; 1917 SC (HL) 56
  25. Haggarty v Scottish TGWU (BAILII: [1954] ScotCS CSIH_6 ) 1955 SC 109
  26. Hamilton v. Fife Health Board (BAILII: [1993] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) 1993 SLT 624; 1993 SC 369; 1993 SCLR 408
  27. Hayford v. Forrester-Paton (BAILII: [1927] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1927 SC 740; 1927 SLT 507
  28. Hughes v Lord Advocate (BAILII: [1963] UKHL 8 ) 1963 SC (HL) 31; [1963] AC 837; 1963 SLT 150; [1963] 2 WLR 779; [1963] 1 All ER 705
  29. Hunter v Hanley (BAILII: [1955] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1955 SC 200; 1955 SLT 213; [1955-95] PNLR 1
  30. Inglis v London, Midland and Scottish Railway Co (BAILII: [1941] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1941 SC 551; 1941 SLT 408
  31. Inglis v. Shotts Iron Co (BAILII: [1881] UKHL 2 ) (1881-82) LR 7 App Cas 518; (1881) 8 R 1006
  32. Junior Books Ltd v Veitchi Co Ltd (BAILII: [1982] UKHL 12 ) 21 BLR 66; [1982] Com LR 221; 1982 SC (HL) 244; 1982 SLT 492
  33. Kay's Tutor v Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (BAILII: [1987] UKHL 17 ) [1987] 2 All ER 417; 1987 SC (HL) 145; 1987 SLT 577
  34. Kelly v. City of Edinburgh District Council (BAILII: [1982] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1983 SC 97; 1983 SLT 593
  35. Kennedy v Glenbelle (BAILII: [1996] ScotCS CSIH_5 ) 1996 SC 95; 1996 SCLR 411; 1996 SLT 1186
  36. Kyle v. P & J Stormonth Darling (BAILII: [1992] ScotCS CSIH_6 ) 1992 SC 533; 1993 SCLR 18; 1993 SC 57; 1994 SLT 191
  37. Macdonald v David Macbrayne Ltd (BAILII: [1915] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1915 SC 716; 1915 1 SLT 333
  38. Maloco v. Littlewoods (BAILII: [1987] UKHL 18 ) 1987 SCLR 489; [1987] 2 WLR 480; 1987 SLT 425; 1987 SC (HL) 37
  39. Mars v. Glasgow Corporation (BAILII: [1940] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1940 SLT 165; 1940 SC 202; 1940 SN 7
  40. McCluskey v. Wallace (BAILII: [1998] ScotCS CSIH_120 ) 1998 Rep LR 86; 1998 SC 711; [1998] CSIH 120; 1998 SLT 1357; 1998 GWD 20-1005
  41. McGhee v National Coal Board (BAILII: [1972] UKHL 11 ) 1973 SC (HL) 37; 1973 SLT 14; 13 KIR 471
  42. McGlone v BRB (BAILII: [1965] UKHL 2 ) 1966 SC 1; 1966 SLT 2
  43. McKew v Holland & Hannen & Cubitts (Scotland) Ltd (BAILII: [1969] UKHL 12 ) 1970 SLT 68; 1970 SC (HL) 20; 8 KIR 921
  44. McMullan v Lochgelly Iron and Coal Co (BAILII: [1933] UKHL 4 ) 1934 SLT 114; [1934] AC 1; 1933 SC (HL) 64
  45. Mitchell v McCulloch (BAILII: [1975] ScotCS CSOH_4 ) 1976 SLT 2; 1976 SC 1
  46. Muir v Glasgow Corporation (BAILII: [1943] UKHL 2 ) [1943] AC 448; [1943] 2 All ER 44; 1943 SC (HL) 3; 1944 SLT 60
  47. Mullen v AG Barr & Co Ltd (BAILII: [1929] ScotCS CSIH_3 ) 1929 SC 461; 1929 SLT 341
  48. North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board v D&R Taylor (BAILII: [1955] ScotCS CSIH_5 ) 1955 SLT 373; 1956 SC 1
  49. O'Hara v Central Scotland Motor Traction Co. Ltd (BAILII: [1941] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1941 SC 363; 1941 SLT 202
  50. Power v Central SMT Co Ltd (BAILII: [1949] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) 1949 SLT 302; 1949 SC 376
  51. Primrose v. Waterston (BAILII: [1902] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) (1902) 4 F 783; (1902) 10 SLT 37
  52. Pullar v Window Clean (BAILII: [1955] ScotCS CSIH_6 ) 1956 SLT 17; 1956 SC 13; 1955 SLT (Notes) 71
  53. Reavis v Clan Line Steamers (No.1) (BAILII: [1925] ScotCS CSIH_5 ) (1925) 22 Ll L Rep 273; 1925 SC 725; 1925 SLT 538
  54. Robert Addie & Sons (Collieries) Ltd v Dumbreck (BAILII: [1929] UKHL 3 ) 1929 SC (HL) 51; 1929 SLT 242; [1929] AC 358
  55. Robertson v Forth Road Bridge Joint Board (BAILII: [1995] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1996 SLT 263; 1995 SCLR 466; [1995] IRLR 251; 1995 SC 364
  56. Rodden v Whatlings Ltd (BAILII: [1960] ScotCS CSOH_2 ) 1960 SLT (Notes) 96; 1961 SC 132
  57. Scott Lithgow LTd v GEC Electrical Projects Ltd (BAILII: [1989] ScotCS CSOH_3 ) 1989 SC 412; 1992 SLT 244
  58. Sinclair v Juner (BAILII: [1951] ScotCS CSIH_5 ) 1952 SLT 181; 1952 SC 35
  59. Squires v Perth and Kinross DC (BAILII: [1985] ScotCS CSIH_5 ) 1986 SLT 30; 1985 SC 297
  60. Taylor v. Glasgow Corporation (BAILII: [1921] UKHL 3 ) 1922 SC (HL) 1; [1921] All ER Rep 1; [1922] 1 AC 44; [1922] AC 44; 1921 2 SLT 254; 29 ALR 846
  61. Titchner v. BRB (BAILII: [1983] UKHL 10 ) [1983] 3 All ER 770; [1983] 1 WLR 1427; 1984 SLT 192; [1983] WLR 1427; 1984 SC (HL) 34
  62. Wallace v Bergius (BAILII: [1914] ScotCS CSIH_6 ) 1915 SC 205; 1914 2 SLT 440
  63. Winnick v Dick (BAILII: [1983] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1984 SLT 185; 1984 SC 48

This list was updated on 26 July 2012 in order to form links to any listed judgments/decisions that have been recently added to BAILII.