Alberto Pompa, whose café on Leith Walk was wrecked, raised a court case. It failed because of a legal technicality, but fortunately the Scottish judges upheld his appeal in an important judgement.
The original documents are part of the exhibition 'An Open Secret', which has been specially extended to commemorate the loss of the 'Arandora Star'. The show charts changes in government attitudes to giving access to official records.
The exhibition is open 2 July until 4 August 2010, Monday to Friday, 09.00– 16.30, at West Register House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Admission is free.