Procedure: preamble

In the parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the xxvj day of Januar the yeir of God ane thousand fyve hundreth thre scoir twelf yeiris, thir lawis, statutes and constitutiounis ar devysit, concludit, statute and ordanit be the right hie, excellent and michtie prince and our soverane lord James the Sext, by the grace of God, king of Scottis, with avise and consent of ane nobill and michtie lord and his richt traist cousing James, erle of Mortoun, lord Dalkeith etc., regent to his majestie, his realme and liegis, and thre estatis of this realme, assemblit and convenit to that effect, of the quhilkis lawis and constitutiounis the tenoris followis:

  1. The Actis of King James the Sext, printed by R. Lekprevick (St Andrews, 1573), f.6r. Bound with earlier parliamentary material at NLS, Black Acts, 1566-94, H.33.c.21, Scots Acts of Parliament, H.33.c.23 or Scots Acts, H.33.c.25. See also NAS, PA6/1, 1572/3.