About James Scougal, Lord Whitehill
"James Scougal of Whitehill - son of John Scougal, Lord Whytekirk, entered advocate 8th June 1687, and admitted without trial; having presented a petition to the Lords, representing, that he had served seven years as commissar of Aberdeen, and in that time had applyed himself to the study of the municipal and civil laws, and that he did not suppose himself qualified to undergo the usual tryall, yet he might be qualified to serve as an ordinar advocate. He was afterwards appointed one of the commissaries of Edinburgh, nominated an Ordinary Lord on the death of Lord Presmennan, and took his seat 9th June 1696, by the title Lord Whitehill. He died 23d December 1702."
SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 464