Campbeltown Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

About the court

The Court House is a traditional Court building, which sits at the top of Castlehill in the centre of Campbeltown. There is one Courtroom on the ground floor of the building.

The jurisdiction of the court covers that part of the parish of South Knapdale, south of the line of the B8024 road from Clachbreck on Loch Caolisport in the west to the junction of the B8024 road with the A83 road in the east, all of Kintyre, and the islands of Jura, Islay and Gigha.

Campbeltown Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact the court

Location and postal address

Sheriff Court House
PA28 6AN

Sheriff Clerk

Louise Taylor



01586 552503

We only accept Appointment of Executor applications. The recording of Inventories and issuing of confirmation is undertaken at Dumbarton Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court.

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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

  • Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 13:00 then from 14:00 to 17:00
  • Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 then from 14:00 to 16:00

Public holidays


  • January 1, 2
  • March 29
  • April 1
  • May 6, 27
  • September 16
  • October 7
  • December 2, 25, 26

Directions to court

The court house is situated at the top of Castlehill on the right hand side next to the Old Police Station.

Please use the Journey Planner for public transportation information.


By bus

Buses from outlying areas stop in Kinloch Road. Local buses stop in Main Street close to the court.

By car

There is no public parking at the court house. There is free on-street parking on most streets surrounding the courthouse

By taxi

The main taxi rank is at Main Street, outside the town hall, 75 yards from the courthouse.

On arrival

All visitors should report to the Sheriff Clerk's Office, which is immediately on the right hand side after you enter the building.

Jurors on a jury

If you are attending for jury duty please report to the Sheriff Clerk's office. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments are provided if the court sits into the afternoon.


There are no facilities in the courthouse but there are several restaurants close to the courthouse in Main Street.


Accessible hearing

A loop induction service is available in the courtroom for people who have hearing difficulties. Please advise the Sheriff Clerk's staff if you require to use this facility.

Accessible access

There is disabled access at the side of the building. Visitors are asked to ring the bell at the access door to gain access.

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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Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Act of Court No. 2 of 2024PDF232.18 KB04 Jun, 2024 Download
Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Act of Court No. 5 of 2023PDF61.51 KB26 Sep, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No. 3 of 2023PDF116.08 KB23 Aug, 2023 Download
Order 1 of 2023 Lochgilphead and DunoonPDF61.56 KB14 Aug, 2023 Download
No 2 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody arrangments 2024PDF237.06 KB27 Jun, 2023 Download
Amendment to Kilmarnock Court HolidaysPDF60.54 KB13 Jun, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No 1 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody court arrangements - Monday 8 May 2023PDF79.76 KB23 Jan, 2023 Download
Final - Sheriffs Principal Guidance for Court Users - Electronic Submission of Documents PDF227.19 KB24 Oct, 2022 Download
PN no.3 of 2022 - PIDM (003)PDF361.90 KB19 Oct, 2022 Download
Order No. 9 of 2022 - PDF versionPDF78.78 KB03 Oct, 2022 Download
Order No. 4 of 2022 - Act of CourtPDF86.09 KB16 Sep, 2022 Download
Act of Court Holidays 2023PDF260.76 KB22 Jul, 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
North Strathclyde Order of Court No 2 of 2022PDF45.27 KB06 Jun, 2022 Download
JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB19 May, 2022 Download

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