Airdrie Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court Annexe

During an assessment at Airdrie Sheriff Court in 2023, RAAC was found to be present in the building. Airdrie Justice of the Peace Court was inspected and no RAAC has been identified there.

The safety of our staff and all who use our buildings is our primary concern, therefore some areas within Airdrie Sheriff Court affected by RAAC were taken out of operation to ensure there is no risk to those who use the building.

Remedial works have been in progress and Court 5 has been operational from Monday 18 March 2024. Court 1 will be back in operation from 3 June 2024 and we anticipate Courts 2 and 3 will be operational by Autumn 2024.

The public can access the building however there remains a limited number of areas where some restrictions apply. There may still be occasions, where access to the Court room is restricted to those who have business calling, witnesses, including supporter and members of the press.

The public counter remains closed and people will be unable to pay fines in person at the court. Alternative ways to pay a fine can be found on the fines webpage.

There will be a permanent change to car parking arrangements in Airdrie Sheriff & JP Court.  This car park can only be used by staff and judiciary due to limited spacing.  Disabled car parking will be available upon request.

We are deploying a number of options for the continuation of court business, including moving business online and making full use of the court estate. The detail of the arrangements in place are noted below:


  • Airdrie JP Building (located across from the main Sheriff Court building) will be used for Sheriff Court cases, both civil and criminal.
  • Airdrie JP business has been transferred to Hamilton JP Building.

All of these arrangements will continue until further notice. The relevant orders are updated as required and can be found below.

About the court

Airdrie Sheriff Court building houses five Courtrooms, all of which are situated on the ground floor.

The Justice of the Peace Court is located in the Airdrie Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court Annexe, which is directly opposite Airdrie Sheriff Court.

The Court sits on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, dealing with a range of summary criminal matters. Staff only attend the Justice of the Peace Court when the Court is sitting.

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Contact the court

Location and postal address

Sheriff Clerk's Office
Sheriff Court House
Graham Street

Sheriff Clerk

Wendy Robertson




01236 751121


Jury helpline

Jurors who have been cited to attend court should contact the jury helpline, after 17:00 each day, for up-to-date information as to when to attend for jury service:

0800 289958

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Phone interpreter

A phone interpreter service is available when you contact a court by phone or attend in person. To access this service ask for phone interpreter and the language required.

The phone interpreter service is not available during actual court proceedings.

Text relay service

If you are deaf, have hearing loss or are speech impaired you can contact us for free with Relay UK.

British Sign Language (BSL)

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the Contact Scotland BSL website.

Opening times

The Sheriff Clerk's office is open as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday from 09:00 to 16:30

Airdrie Sheriff Court will be closing for half a day per month for training. The offices will close from 13:00 until 17:00 on:

  • Wednesday, 7 February 2024
  • Wednesday, 6 March 2024
  • Wednesday, 3 April 2024
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2024
  • Wednesday, 5 June 2024
  • Wednesday, 3 July 2024
  • Wednesday, 7 August 2024
  • Wednesday, 4 September 2024
  • Wednesday, 2 October 2024
  • Wednesday, 6 November 2024
  • Wednesday, 4 December 2024

For urgent matters and applications during these periods please contact:

Lanark Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Phone: 01555 661531

Any enquiries regarding the above can you please contact Wendy Robertson.

There is no access to the public counter at present. Fines can be paid on the Pay A Fine section of the website. Alternatively, the SCTS homepage can provide details of other courts located nearby.

Public holidays


  • January 1, 2
  • March 29
  • April 1
  • May 6, 27
  • July 15
  • September 30
  • December 2, 25, 26

Directions to court

The Court in Graham Street is well served by public transport. Please use the journey planner for public transportation information.


By bus

Buses from outlying areas and local buses stop close to the Court in Graham Street. For up to date timetables use the journey planner or see firstgroup.

By rail

The train station is approximately ten minutes walk from the courthouse. Train services run from Glasgow Queen Street to Airdrie and from Edinburgh to Airdrie on a regular basis. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court, the nearest public car park is off Hallcraig Street.

By taxi

The main taxi rank is located near the Court is in Stirling Street.

On arrival

A plasma screen is located in the main foyer of the Court, which provides information of the cases due to call in court for the day. If you require any further assistance, or information, please ask at the reception desk, which is also situated in the main foyer of the building.

All jurors and witnesses should report, on arrival at the Court, to the reception desk, where you will be directed to the appropriate area.


The Lanarkshire cancer care trust operates a snack bar service, on a daily basis, from 09:00 until 12 noon. There are also several restaurants and cafes close to the Court.

If you are sitting on a jury, refreshments and lunch will be provided, as necessary.

Advice service

In-court advice service that is managed by Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau is based in the courthouse. If you are involved in a civil case in the sheriff court, the In-court advice service might be able to help you. The service can provide advice on small claims and summary cause cases and help with civil matters including:

  • Housing
  • Rent arrears/evictions
  • Mortgage rights
  • Debt
  • Consumer
  • Legal procedures and other legal problems

The in-court advisor can be contacted on 01236 766712.


Accessible hearing

A loop induction service is available within courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please let a court official know, on your arrival at court, if you require use of this facility.

Accessible access

Wheelchair access is provided via a ramp adjacent to the stairs leading to the main entrance to the Court. If you require assistance, please contact the Court in advance of your visit. lift available, next to the reception desk, which provides access to the sheriff clerk's public office that is located on the first floor of the Court.

Sheriffdom orders

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court. Please also refer to the Rules of Court and the Sheriffs Principal Guidance.

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06. Airdrie Transfer Order of CourtPDF417.16 KB28 Feb, 2024 Download
05. Airdrie Transfer Order of CourtPDF402.45 KB15 Feb, 2024 Download
04. Airdrie Transfer Order of CourtPDF417.70 KB01 Feb, 2024 Download
Transfer Order No. 3 of 2024PDF42.62 KB29 Jan, 2024 Download
AWI Practice Note No 1 of 2024PDF310.62 KB29 Jan, 2024 Download
08a. Order of Court No 8 of 2023 - Transfer of Summary Business Airdrie SCPDF440.07 KB04 Jan, 2024 Download
07a. Order of Court No 7 of 2023PDF438.03 KB04 Jan, 2024 Download
02 Order of Court SolemnPDF86.31 KB02 Nov, 2023 Download
03. Order of Court SummaryPDF109.75 KB02 Nov, 2023 Download
Transfer Order Number 4 of 2023 in respect of summary criminal business at Airdrie Justice of the Peace CourtPDF44.71 KB01 Nov, 2023 Download
5. SSDG Act of Court No 5 of 2023 Custody Guidance 2023 (September 2023)PDF360.45 KB26 Sep, 2023 Download
4. SSDG Act of Court No 4 of 2023 Public Holidays 2023PDF230.12 KB14 Aug, 2023 Download
3. SSDG Act of Court No 3 of 2023 - Public Holidays 2024PDF195.17 KB20 Jun, 2023 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 1 of 2023 Public Holiday 2023PDF172.46 KB06 Apr, 2023 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 3 of 2022 Public Holiday 2023 (Superseded)PDF152.73 KB16 Jan, 2023 Download
Final - Sheriffs Principal Guidance for Court Users - Electronic Submission of Documents PDF227.19 KB24 Oct, 2022 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 2 of 2022 (19 September 2022)PDF68.13 KB15 Sep, 2022 Download
Management of Proceedings in the Sheriff Courts (July 2022)PDF181.07 KB20 Jul, 2022 Download
Guidance for Court Users - Child Welfare HearingsPDF172.56 KB13 Jul, 2022 Download
Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing (Scotland) Act 2001PDF193.24 KB11 Jul, 2022 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 1 of 2021 - public holidays and custody courts 2022PDF205.77 KB12 Aug, 2021 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Adoption ProceedingsPDF74.76 KB11 May, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 15 of 2021: Dumfries & Stranraer – Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF85.13 KB10 Mar, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 24: Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF81.82 KB27 Nov, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants – Management of Civil Business 22.10.20PDF411.36 KB22 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 6 (Public Holidays 2021)PDF207.29 KB25 Sep, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.15 of 2020: Orders in terms of section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995PDF215.76 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.14 of 2020: Children’s Referrals and Related Applications under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2014PDF460.13 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download

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