30th January, 2016
The Edinburgh Dungeon will be lampooning the judiciary next month when it puts some of the daftest laws on the statute books in the dock.
The Dungeon’s own beak ‘Judge Mental’ will be presiding as unwitting visitors face a series of bizarre charges.
Any Scotsman found to be wearing underwear beneath his kilt, for example, can be fined two cans of beer.
It is still illegal for a boy under the age of 10 to see a naked mannequin, and anyone refusing a stranger the use of their toilet could well face arrest.
“There are a host of laws still on the books which probably made perfect sense back when they were created but which are just plain ludicrous now,” said General Manager Edward Evans.
It is not just in their own country that Scots have to be wary of ancient laws either.
Should any Scotsman carry a bow and arrow within the walled City of York he can quite legally be shot, while his mere presence in the border town of Carlisle warrants being whipped or thrown into jail.
Crazy though these and other old laws may be, the Dungeon’s decidedly madcap arbiter Judge Mental is unlikely to be lenient.
His court sits from Friday, February 5th to Sunday the 21st.
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