Procedure: opening of session

The laws and acts of parliament of our most high and dread sovereign, Anne, by the grace of God, queen of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, held and begun at Edinburgh, 3 October 1706, by his grace James [Douglas], duke of Queensberry, marquis of Dumfries-shire, earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross, lord Douglas of Kinmont, Middlebie and Dornock etc., lord privy seal of the kingdom of Scotland, one of the lords of her majesty's most honourable privy council, treasury and exchequer, an extraordinary lord of session, and knight of the most noble order of the garter, her majesty's high commissioner for holding the same, by virtue of a commission under the great seal of this kingdom, with the special advice and consent of the estates of parliament underwritten.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.1. Note in the register this next session is recorded in the same volume as the last session and the folio numbers revert to one. The clerk has labelled the first of these '1st page'.