McCluskey to retire from Lords
ONE of Scotland’s most respected legal figures, crossbench peer Lord McCluskey, is to formally retire from the House of Lords on grounds of poor health.
Lord McCluskey, 87, served briefly in the RAF before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1955.
He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1967, and in 1973 was Sheriff Principal of Dumfries and Galloway.
Lord McCluskey said: “I was appointed a peer in September 1976 and played an active part in all the devolution legislation since then, including last year’s act amending the Scotland Act.”