§ Mr. WATT
also asked whether the sheriff substitute of Inverness-shire at 248W Fort William has recently retired; if so, will he say to what branch of the legal profession he belonged; has a successor been appointed in his place; who is that successor; does he belong to the same branch of the legal profession; and, if not, why has the tradition connected with this post been departed from?
§ Mr. URE
Mr. Donald Davidson, who belongs to the law agents' branch of the profession, recently retired from the position of sheriff-substitute at Fort William, and was succeeded by Mr. R. C. Malcolm, Advocate. The qualifications for the office are defined by the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act, 1907, and do not depend on tradition.