In Scottish cases, the year is not put in square brackets if it is essential to locate the case in the series of reports but is put in round brackets if the volumes of the law report series are independently numbered.
The only punctuation used is a comma to separate page numbers and to separate a neutral citation from a law report citation.
Below are examples of how to reference cases in a footnote and in the bibliography.
Example of a case without neutral citation in a footnote:
Dodds v HM Advocate 2003 JC 8.
Hislop v Durham (1842) 4 D 1168.
Example of a case with a neutral citation in a footnote:
Davidson v Scottish Ministers  UKHL 74, 2006 SC (HL) .
The only differences are that case names are not italicised, pinpointing is not used and there is no full stop at the end of the reference.
Example of a case in the bibliography:
Davidson v Scottish Ministers  UKHL 74, 2006 SC (HL)