Glasgow High Court

About the court

The High Court of Justiciary in Glasgow is situated in the Saltmarket facing the McLennan Arch at the entrance to Glasgow Green.

Jail Square, as it was then known, was completed a year after the death of its architect William Stark in 1813. The original courthouse is fronted by the first 'pure' Doric portico in Scotland. This was retained when the building was completely rebuilt during 1910-1913, by JH Craigie.

Behind the Greek portico, which is historically accurate, is an atrium leading to two full height courtrooms.

A new extension with four additional courtrooms was constructed in 1997 behind the original building and is now the main entrance to the court house complex, located on Mart Street, just off Saltmarket. It was carefully designed to be of similar height to the old building and was constructed with matching coloured sandstone.

The provision of this extra accommodation allowed a full refurbishment of the original courthouse to go ahead in 1999-2000. A seventh courtroom was added beneath the original North and South complex circa 2007 and eighth and ninth courtrooms were added circa 2016.

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Jury queries and applications for excusal or exemption

Postal address for jury queries and applications

Jury queries including applications for excusal or exemption from jury service to be sent to:

Sheriff Clerks Office
PO Box 23
1 Carlton Place
G5 9DA

Email address for jury queries and applications

Contact the court

High Court postal address

Justiciary Buildings
1 Mart Street
G1 5JT


0141 552 3795

Sheriff Clerk

Nicola Glass


501556 Glasgow Saltmarket


0141 559 4519


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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 17.00
  • Friday from 09.00 to 16.30

Public holidays


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

Directions to court

Bus terminal - Stockwell Street No. 31 bus stops behind the court on Clyde Street


By rail

The nearest train stations are in Glasgow Central, Queen Street and Argyle Street (Low Level) and High Street. The nearest underground stations are in Bridge Street and St Enoch. See scotrail or national rail enquiries for train times.

By car

The nearest public car parks are King St (off Bridgegate); Stockwell Place (off Stockwell St) and St Enoch Shopping Centre. Disabled Parking only in the vicinity of the Court.

By air

The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport (8 miles). There is a direct airport bus (First 500 Glasgow Shuttle - Stance 1) which provides you with a direct service between the airport and Glasgow city centre. The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes approximately 25 minutes.

On arrival

On arrival, please report to the main reception desk. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building. To enter the building you will be asked to pass through airport type screening and your bags or briefcases may be searched.

Jurors on a jury

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided.


There is a public cafe on the ground floor of the new building which provides meals and light refreshments. This is open from 09.00 to 14.00. There are a number of local cafes and restaurants near to the court building.


Accessible access

Wheelchair users can access the building through automatic doors at the main entrance.

Pay a fine

Fine payments not available at Glasgow High Court, however, that facility is available at Glasgow Sheriff Court, 1 Carlton Place. To pay a fine or for information and advice please go to pay a fine.

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