Crazy English If I read this correctly the English from York are allowed to kill Scottish without being punished! Translation: Old Law allows shooting Scottish with bow and arrow Ewan and Gill Main from York want to walk to Edinburgh on September 8, to offer a peace treaty. The reason for this is an ancient law, which allows them to shoot at the Scottish in York. Within the city walls of York the inhabitants are allowed to shoot the Scottish with bow and arrow. They can't even be punished for that. Ewan and Gil Main are now collecting signatures, in order to improve relations between England and Scotland. People who signed that petition oblige themselves never to shoot any Scot with bow and arrow. I don't know, but I reckon this is crazy. It's like the Dutch being allowed to shoot the Frisian people. How weird can it be?