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Death announced of former sheriff Muir Russell QC
The death has been announced of Muir Russell QC, who served as a sheriff at Aberdeen for 20 years. He was 92.
The son of Court of Session judge Lord Russell, Albert Muir Galloway Russell was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1951, after serving as a lieutenant in the Scots Guards. He took silk in 1965 and was appointed a sheriff in 1971, retiring in 1991.
He served as chair of the Sheriff Court Rules Council, and was made a CBE in the 1989 New Year Honours.