Scotland’s first purpose-built justice centre in Inverness opens today.
Published 31 March 2020
All Sheriff Court business has been consolidated into 10 courts across Scotland.
Published 25 March 2020
Owing to the current emergency, the Lord President and Lord Advocate have agreed to a programme of changes to criminal court business, which together with changes to civil court business, tribunal hearings and the work of the Office of the Public Guardian aim to provide a sustainable response during the outbreak.
Published 19 March 2020
No new criminal jury trials will be commenced in Scotland from today, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has announced.
Published 17 March 2020
The volume of High Court indictments registered in recent quarters continues to be above 200 per quarter, a trend expected to continue due to increased reporting of sexual offending.
Published 12 March 2020
Jurors and others should continue to attend Scottish courts as usual during the Coronavirus outbreak if they are not displaying symptoms, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has said.
Published 9 March 2020
The value of fines and penalties collected in the last three years has risen in all categories, reflecting consistently strong collection rates, the new Quarterly Fines Report from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service reveals.
Published 27 February 2020
New hearing facilities for the additional support needs jurisdiction within the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland in Glasgow were formally opened yesterday by May Dunsmuir, Chamber President of the Health and Education Chamber and the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd.
Published 26 February 2020
A new initiative gets underway today in three sheriff courts, Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley, piloting a new approach to summary criminal cases.
Published 6 January 2020
Users of services provided by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) staff are extremely satisfied – with 92 per cent of people who took part in a survey declaring their overall satisfaction.
Published 6 January 2020
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has completed the work to renew roof finishes and replace cladding panels on the extension at Peterhead Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court.
Published 2 December 2019
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is introducing new services to make it easier for people who are hard of hearing or have a visual impairment to serve as jurors.
Published 28 November 2019
New specialised evidence facilities in Glasgow have been formally opened.
Published 18 November 2019
A new initiative will see three sheriff courts, Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley, piloting a new approach to test the benefits of stronger judicial case management and earlier engagement with the Crown and defence agents in summary cases.
Published 7 November 2019
Details of non-immigration judicial review cases proceeding to a substantive hearing in the Court of Session are now being published online.
Published 24 October 2019