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Latest News

  • Consultation on JP Court Relocation Jul 09, 2018

    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is consulting on a proposal to move Coatbridge Justice of the Peace Court 1.4 miles from its current location to a building opposite Airdrie Sheriff Court. Read more ...
  • Digital Strategy launched Jun 22, 2018

    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published its five-year Digital Strategy setting out the ambitious direction the service aims to take using digital innovation. Read more ...
  • Notice of Asset Transfer Request Jun 07, 2018

    An asset transfer request has been made by Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust and relates to the former Arbroath Sheriff Courthouse under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment. Read more ...
Civil Online is a secure online service that enables you to access information about your simple procedure case. Visit Civil Online. Civil Online
SCTS has produced an information film which shows the different stages of the jury experience.  Watch the  juror information film Juror film

A New Model for Summary Criminal Court Procedure published in February 2017. This paper proposes a new core model for summary court procedure which places digital technology and strong case management at the heart of the process.
Read the Evidence and Procedure Review

Simple Procedure replaces the current small claims procedure and part of the summary cause procedure.  It is a court process designed to provide a speedy, inexpensive and informal way to resolve disputes where the monetary value does not exceed £5,000.
Read more on Simple Procedure

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