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History of the Auditors of the Court of Session

This office was established by Act of Sederunt, in February 1806.  The Auditor was made a permanent official and a Member of the College of Justice in 1821.  The Auditor is now appointed under Section 25 of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933.  The Auditor’s independence is guaranteed by virtue of his appointment by Scottish Ministers.

2008 – Present  Kenneth M Cumming W.S.

1998 – 2008  Neil J Crichton W.S.

1991 – 1998  J Haldane Tait SSC

1982 – 1991  Evan Hugh Weir, W.S.

1967 – 1982  William Rufus Smith, W.S.

1951 – 1967  Alexander Archibald Innes Wedderburn, W.S.

1946 – 1951  W. Melvin Ross, SSC

1921 – 1946  Alexander Thomson Clay, W.S.

1910 – 1921  James Smith Clark, SSC

1894 – 1910  James McIntosh, SSC

1866 – 1894  Edmund Baxter, W.S.

1849 – 1866  John Hunter, W.S.

1806 – 1849  Thomas Guthrie Wright, W.S.