I will be getting back to legal translation matters – really! Meanwhile:
1. Postman’s leg £2.95:
Apparently these are also sold as Dinosaur Bones.
2. Burns Night tomorrow: Lidl has or had kilts on offer.
3. Between the Lines: podcasts on literary translation, including Joyce Crick on Freud and Kafka in English and Anthea Bell and Jo Catling on translating W.G. Sebald.
4. It seems holders of manorial rights in land will not be able to claim damages for fracking.
5. I suppose it’s not likely that, if Scotland were to be independent, Orkney and Shetland would have to be handed back under udal law? It does appear that a very few people, possibly not including royalty, are or were pursuing this line.
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland will have to hand back Shetland and Orkney according to Denmark’s British Ambassador.
In partnership with Norway’s King Harald V, the Danish regent Queen Margrethe II intends reviving the ancient rites of Udal Law which were ratified by the Scottish parliament in 1567.