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Explanation: Als je een omschrijving gaat toevoegen is het misschien handig om te weten dat Schotland geen "graafschappen" kent, maar "unitary authorities". Wat de rechterlijke macht betreft, is Schotland echter opgedeeld in "sheriffdoms".
"For legal purposes Scotland is split into six regions called Sheriffdoms. Each Sheriffdom has a Sheriff Principal who in addition to hearing appeals in civil matters has responsibility for the conduct of the courts.
Within these Sheriffdoms there are a total of forty-nine Sheriff Courts, varying in size and design but all serving the same purpose. Most cases are heard before a judge called a Sheriff."