SCTS



Summary criminal case management pilots begin

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

Court user satisfaction remains at record level

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

Peterhead Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court's new roof and cladding completed

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

New measures to help widen participation in jury service

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

Scotland's first specialised evidence and hearings suite opens in Glasgow

New specialised evidence facilities in Glasgow have been formally opened.

Published 18 November 2019

New initiative promises stronger case management in summary courts

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

Information on upcoming judicial review cases now published online

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

First digital evidence hearing in Scotland takes place

The first digital evidential hearing in a simple procedure case took place last month in Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Published 12 September 2019

Thousands fail to appear for court cases every year in north and north-east

Courts in the north and north-east face "significant" delays and increased costs as thousands of people fail to appear for court cases every year, The Press and Journal reports.

Published 2 September 2019

Purpose-built Inverness Justice Centre reaches key build milestone

The new Inverness Justice Centre has reached a key milestone as court officials confirmed the building is now wind and watertight.

Published 23 July 2019

Defibrillators installed in all SCTS buildings

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has installed public access defibrillator (PADs) in all of the SCTS buildings across Scotland.

Published 11 June 2019

Flagship Glasgow Tribunals Centre opens

The new Glasgow Tribunals Centre at Atlantic Quay has been opened by President of Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith and Senior President of Tribunals, Sir Ernest Ryder.

Published 14 May 2019

Gilson Gray and TCH Law first to use fully digital process for simple procedure cases

Gilson Gray and TCH Law were the first firms to use the new fully digital process for simple procedure cases yesterday morning.

Published 26 April 2019

Fully digital process for simple procedure cases to be rolled out next week

A new fully digital process for simple procedure cases is ready to be rolled out next Thursday, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has said.

Published 18 April 2019

Work underway on Kirkcaldy’s new court complex

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has started work on a two court complex to hear sheriff and jury cases and custody cases in Kirkcaldy.

Published 26 March 2019