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  • Restarting Sheriff Court Jury Trials

    Jan 20, 2021
    Following last week’s announcement that during the lockdown period the criminal courts will focus on the most serious cases, seven sheriff courts are now running jury trials linked to remote jury centres.
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  • Monthly Information on Criminal Case Throughput for December 2020

    Jan 19, 2021
    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published today the fourth monthly workbook to show the throughput of criminal cases in our courts.
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  • NEW COURT ARRANGEMENTS FROM TUESDAY 12 JANUARY 2021

    Jan 11, 2021
    As a result of the increasing spread of the new variant of COVID-19 across Scotland, the Lord President has announced that during the lockdown period the criminal courts will focus on the most serious trials and the majority of summary trials in the sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace court will be adjourned.
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  • Stay Safe in Courts and Tribunals

    Jan 05, 2021
    The Lord President, Lord Carloway has called for all court and tribunal users to abide by the protective measures already in place against COVID transmission in Scotland’s courts and tribunal buildings.
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  • Courts and tribunals continue to operate

    Jan 04, 2021
    Following today’s Scottish Government announcement on additional COVID-19 restrictions, we can confirm that courts and tribunals will continue to operate business as currently scheduled, as this is an essential service.
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