Virtual Event

Douglas Skelton in You The Jury at Bloody Scotland


You the Jury

8:30pm – 10:00pm

A woman is found dead in her flat, a rope around her neck. Was it suicide – as her husband suggests – or murder? What’s it really like in a Scottish murder trial? Do lawyers cry out “Objection”? Does the judge strike a gavel to maintain order? Are there dramatic witness box confessions?

Find out in this reconstruction in a real court room, based on an actual case, with real-life lawyers, court staff and scientists playing their own parts.

In 2019, we staged three sold-out performances of this outstanding play in the historic environs of Stirling Sheriff Court. Written by author Douglas Skelton in collaboration with the Faculty of Advocates, it gives the audience a real insight into what goes on in a Scottish murder trial.

Watch the film of the play then enjoy a discussion with Douglas Skelton and professional participants including forensic pathologist Professor James Grieve, soil scientist Professor Lorna Dawson and advocate Laura Thomson.

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Sunday 20 Sep 2020
Online, Online. United Kingdom