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Environmental topic decides Dewar Debate 2022 finalists

Four high school teams are heading to the Scottish Parliament for the final of this year’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament, after a round of thrilling semi-finals focused on the topical subject of environmental activism.

16 teams through to Dewar Debate semi-final

Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have progressed into the semi-finals of the Society's Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament. The second-round heats of the annual debating competition in January saw 32 teams debate the motion ‘This house would introduce university fees in Scotland’.

Local pupils win opening round of national debating tournament

Pupils from 32 teams from schools across Scotland are through to the second stage of our annual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Peebles High School wins national debating tournament for second year in a row

Thomas Dunmur and Laura Eggleton of Peebles High School have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters, after winning the grand final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2020/21, organised by the Law Society of Scotland.

Dewar Debate 2021 finalists confirmed

Four teams from schools across Scotland have reached the grand final of our national schools debating tournament, after a nail-biting semi-final that saw the return of the unseen motion.

Dewar Debate semi-finalists confirmed

Pupils from schools across Scotland debated the motion “This house would abolish the Olympic Games” to win a place in the semi-finals of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

First fully virtual Dewar Debate kicks off

The first fully virtual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, organised by the Law Society of Scotland, has kicked off, with pupils from across Scotland taking part online in the opening round of the contest.

Peebles High pupils win Dewar Debate final

Two pupils from Peebles High School have won the grand final of this year’s national Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Four schools reach Dewar Debate finals

Teams from schools across Scotland have won places in the grand final of the Law Society's national debating tournament.

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to the semi-final of our national schools' debating tournament.

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to next round of national debating tournament.

SNAILED IT… Law society takes a shine to ‘Pilgrimage to Paisley’ commemorations

Two commemorative plaques highlighting the importance of the ‘snail in a bottle case’ which laid the foundations of the modern law of negligence, have been refurbished and unveiled in Paisley today as part of the Law Society of Scotland’s 70th anniversary celebrations.