Just for curiosity: QC’s are appointed (on recommendation) by HMQ to practising Barristers, Lawyers, Solicitors, in Scotland to Advocates, and sometimes as a courtesy title to anyone with even the slightest hint of legal training on the understanding that they don’t ever practice in a court, but granted in that they are famous/well kent as a souk up by the professional bodies.
So where is Nicola Sturgeon’s claim to “Silk”? She is qualified as graduating in Law from Glasgow University, she did practice before getting elected to what became the Scottish Government, she is almost certainly the most well kent face and hairdo in Scotland…. And yet! A claim of “Modesty” ill becomes her reputation.