McCluskey to re­tire from Lords

The Herald - - NEWS -

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.”

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