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TITLE
Obituary for Sheriff Martin Mitchell
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_C_2_04
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
SOURCE
Gaelic Society of Inverness
ASSET ID
5567
KEYWORDS
obituaries
sheriffs
law
Obituary for Sheriff Martin Mitchell

This obituary for Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (1929 - 2001) appeared in 'The Scotsman' on 22 January 2002. It is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness.

Mitchell was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. After serving as a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Mitchell was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1957. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995.

Although he spent his working life in Edinburgh, Mitchell retained a love of the Highlands. He spent time travelling round the Highlands in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson, identifying forgotten sites and taking photographs for an exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of the 'Journal of a Tour of The Hebrides'. The exhibition began in Parliament House and continued in Inverness for several years thereafter

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Obituary for Sheriff Martin Mitchell

2000s

obituaries; sheriffs; law

Gaelic Society of Inverness

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This obituary for Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (1929 - 2001) appeared in 'The Scotsman' on 22 January 2002. It is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. <br /> <br /> Mitchell was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. After serving as a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Mitchell was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1957. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. <br /> <br /> Although he spent his working life in Edinburgh, Mitchell retained a love of the Highlands. He spent time travelling round the Highlands in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson, identifying forgotten sites and taking photographs for an exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of the 'Journal of a Tour of The Hebrides'. The exhibition began in Parliament House and continued in Inverness for several years thereafter