Date of Decision: 8 Mar 1800
Abstract: Claiming that the market of Ayr lacked a sufficient supply of oatmeal, the Burgh Magistrates sought an order authorizing them to confiscate stored meal from the farm of Balochillie and transport it to market. The Sheriff-substitute of Ayrshire issued a warrant to that effect, specifying that the meal’s owner must be paid not less than the current market price. Pursuer Thomas Leishman, a grain dealer whose meal was confiscated, sought to have the warrant recalled.
Subjects: Public Police

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), 1

Litigants

Defender:
Thomas Macclelland, Bailie of the Burgh of Ayr
Magistrates and Council of Ayr
George Charles, Esq., Provost
Peter Mactaggart, Bailie of the Burgh of Ayr
Pursuer:
Thomas Leishman

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Defender:
Ja. Fergusson
Named in case documents:
John Barclay
Mathew Dickie
John Murdoch
David Limond
Lord Ordinary:
Claud Irvine Boswell, Lord Balmuto
Agent:
W. Hutchison
John Hunter, W.S.
Clerk:
S. Clk.
Advocate for Pursuer:
Ar. Campbell