The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board

Members by Virtue of the Offices They Hold

Lord President (Chairman of the Board) - The Rt Hon Lord Carloway

Lord Carloway is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons) and was admitted to the Faculty or Advocates in 1977.  He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990 having previously been an advocate depute for three years.  He became a judge in 2000 and was appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House eight years later.  He was Lord Justice Clerk from August 2012 till December 2015. 

His report into criminal law and practice included recommendations for far reaching changes to our justice system, many of which were taken forward into legislation through the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, which was approved by the Scottish Parliament.  He also led the steering group overseeing the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service review into Evidence and Procedure, including options for improving how children and other vulnerable witnesses provide evidence in criminal cases

Lord Justice Clerk –The Rt Hon Lady Dorrian

Lady Dorrian was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005, having served as a Temporary Judge since 2002.  She was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012 and, in April 2016, was appointed Lord Justice Clerk.

A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Lady Dorrian was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1981 before becoming Standing Junior Counsel to the Health & Safety Executive and Commission between 1987 and 1994.
She served as Advocate Depute between 1988 and 1991 and as Standing Junior to the Department of Energy between 1991 and 1994.  Lady Dorrian was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994.  Between 1997 and 2001 she was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

President of the Scottish Tribunals – The Rt Hon Lady Smith

Lady Smith was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2001 and was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012. She is the first person to hold the office of President of the Scottish Tribunals.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons) she was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1980 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1993. She served as a temporary sheriff from 1995 to 1999. Lady Smith was appointed Chairman of the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse from 1998 to 2000 and served as Advocate Depute from 2000 until she was appointed a Judge. She has served as a member of the Court of Session Rules Council, as an Employment Appeal Tribunal Judge and as a member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

Chief Executive of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service - Eric McQueen

Eric McQueen was appointed as Chief Executive of the Scottish Court Service (SCS) on 1 January 2013.  He joined the SCS in 2003 as Director for Grampian, Highland and Islands, before being appointed in 2006 as Executive Director Field Services with over-arching responsibility for all operational services throughout the Scottish Court Service.


Judicial Members

Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull

A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Craig Turnbull was admitted as a solicitor in 1988, working for A.C.White in Ayr and Levy & McRae in Glasgow before joining MacRoberts in 1993. He became a partner there in 1997, specialising in commercial and construction disputes and health and safety and environmental prosecutions, and served as the managing partner from 2011 to 2014. He was appointed as a part-time sheriff in 2011 and became a full-time sheriff in 2014.  On 1 September 2016 he was appointed as Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

Anne Scott

Anne Scott was appointed as President of the Tax Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland in 2017 and the Social Security Chamber in 2018. A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Anne was based in Aberdeen until 2011 and at various stages she had been a partner in Brander & Cruickshank WS, a tax partner in Arthur Young and Ernst & Young, a board member at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and also Aberdeen Harbour Board and a Governor of the Robert Gordon University as well as a non-executive director of other companies.
She has been a Judge in the UK First-tier Tribunal Tax Chamber since its inception, a Judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber for many years and since their inception, a legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, and the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel.

Sheriff A Grant McCulloch

Sheriff McCulloch was a solicitor in private practice for 30 years. He was appointed a temporary Sheriff in 1992 and thereafter Sheriff in 2004, first in Dundee, and is currently senior Sheriff at Kirkcaldy.   He is a graduate of Edinburgh University, in Law (1973) & Social Sciences (1974).  He was a solicitor-advocate, from 1993.

Sheriff Aisha Anwar

Sheriff  Anwar was appointed as a part-time Sheriff in 2011 and has been a full time Sheriff at Glasgow Sheriff Court since 2014.  She is a graduate of Edinburgh University, LLB (Hons) and Oxford University (Bachelor in Civil Law).  She spent 13 years in private practice including holding the role of partner and Head of Litigation at DLA Piper.

Morna Rae JP

Morna Rae has been a Justice of the Peace in North Strathclyde since 2016.  A Law graduate from Glasgow University she has worked in a range of welfare, planning and partnership development roles for North Ayrshire Council since 1999.

Advocate Member

Dr Kirsty J Hood

Kirsty Hood was admitted to the Faulty of Advocates in 2001 and has a varied civil practice, with particular expertise in cross border issues. She is the author of “Conflict of Laws within the UK”. She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow.


Solicitor Member

Mr Simon J D Catto

Simon Catto is a practising solicitor advocate and member (partner) of the firm HBJ Gateley, where he is Head of Litigation specialising in commercial, insolvency and sport.  He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and in 2007 qualified as a solicitor advocate with extended rights of audience in civil cases.


Members from Outside the Justice System

Mr Joseph Martin Al-Gharabally

Joe Al-Gharabally graduated from Napier University with a BEng (Degree) Electrical & Electronic Engineering 1990 and an MBA 1995. He has held a number of senior positions and directorships and worked in banking and technology before heading up the Financial Services retail banking sector group for Deloitte Consulting in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Joe joined global accountancy firm Ernst & Young in 2006, and is a senior director where he leads the UK banking performance improvement practice, as well as a number of areas including operations, recruitment, learning & development, diversity and inclusiveness.

Professor R Hugh MacDougall

Until his retirement in June 2014, Professor MacDougall was Bute Professor of Medicine, Head of the School of Medicine and Dean of Faculty at the University of St Andrews.  He has held a number of senior appointments, specialising in radiotherapy and oncology.  A graduate of Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, he has written and contributed to a number of scientific publications and medical text books.

Colonel (Retired) John David McIlroy, BSc CEng FICE

David McIlroy retired from active service in October 2015 after 34 years as an Officer in the British Army at Command and on the Staff, as well as directing and delivering complex projects in a NATO environment in both European Headquarters and in Afghanistan.  During his career he commanded increasingly larger units and organisations and has extensive senior management experience within the Ministry of Defence in diverse environments both nationally and internationally. 

A graduate of Glasgow University, David McIlroy qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer and became a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers during his career.  He has led multi-discipline engineer groups responsible for the design, delivery and project management of infrastructure development plans in support of British Forces conducting Operations abroad.