Privy Cooncil o Scotland

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The Privy Cooncil o Scotland wis a body that advised the Keeng.

In the range o its functions the cooncil wis eften mair important nor the Estates in the runnin the kintra. Its registers include a wide range o material on the poleetical, admeenistrative, economic an social affairs o Scotland. The cooncil supervised the admeenistration o the law, regulatit trade an shippin, teuk emergency measurs against the plague, granted licences tae travel, admeenistered oaths o allegiance, banished beggars an Gypsies, dealt wi witches, recusants, Covenanters an Jacobites an tackled the problem o lawlessness in the Hielands an the Borders.