I note the Law Society of Scotland is moving out of Drumsheugh Gardens to new premises at Atria One, Morrison Street, Edinburgh. That is all very well. They say they will not increase the practising certificate fee, which is good news, but surely the sale of Drumsheugh Gardens will release a lot of cash. What is happening to that?
I would question whether in the long term committing to rental in full repairing and insuring leases is a great idea.
I am able to run our practice from an 1865 terrace building, install modern IT etc and at least give the staff some exercise running up and down stairs.
The big question I have is, why Edinburgh? It really reinforces the perception of the profession that the Society is an Edinburgh-centric organisation.
Surely, it would have been more logical to relocate to some place like Motherwell, or perhaps Stirling, which is right in the centre of the country and served by decent links.
Unfortunately like certain other institutions in the Scottish legal profession, Edinburgh seems to be the centre of the universe.David R Adie, Adie Hunter, Glasgow [The points raised were dealt with by the chief executive at the Society's AGM: see report on p41 – Editor]