Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Headquarters

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SCTS Headquarters is located within a Scottish Government facility at Saughton House. Visitors must report to the main Scottish Government reception area. There is a satellite SCTS office located at Parliament House, Parliament Square, Edinburgh.

Please note: 
There are no facilities to pay a fine at this building
Anyone wishing to pay a fine - please visit Pay A Fine webpage
All sheriff court public payment counter's are closed in line with current public health advice

Scottish Court Service Headquarters

Contact Details

Postal address

Saughton House,
Broomhouse Drive,
EH11 3XD


Main telephone

Reception: 0131 444 3300

Main contact



545309 Edinburgh 39


0131 443 2610



Accessibility contact

If you want to contact us using text relay please follow the guidance at this link - the Next Generation Text Service 

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact the office (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available. To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required.  

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 


Please use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

LRT buses pass Saughton House, bus no. 2 and 22. For up to date timetables or to plan your journey visit Lothian buses or use the journey planner.

By tram

There is a tram service available from Edinburgh City Centre, Haymarket and Edinburgh Airport with a stop opposite Saughton House. For more information please see Edinburgh Trams

By rail

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Park, and is approximately a twenty minute walk. Visit Scotrail or National rail enquiries for train times.

By car

There is a visitor car park at Saughton House which can be booked by calling reception on the number above. Also various on-street car parking is available close by.

By air

The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport which is approximately 20 minute drive from Saughton House. There is a direct airport bus which arrives at Waverley Bridge in the City centre. For up to date timetables or to plan your journey visit Lothian buses or use the journey planner.

On Arrival

On arrival please report to the main Scottish Government reception desk located at the main entrance to the building.

Wheelchair users can access the building through automatic doors to the right of the main entrance.

If you have any specific access requirements please contact 0131 444 3352

If you require assistance in the event of a building evacuation please speak to the reception staff.

Text Phone - To make a call: dial 18001 + number (including area code)

Language line - we subscribe to Language Line which gives access to interpreters via the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


There is a cafeteria within Saughton House which provides meals and light refreshments. This is open from 08:00 to 10:30 for breakfast and 11:45 to 13:45 for lunch. Soft drink vending machines are located in the corridors. There is also a Costa Coffee open from 07:30 to 16:00.

Opening Times

08:30 - 17:00

Public Holidays


December 26, 27


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8, 26, 29
September 15*, 18
December 4, 25, 26

*half day


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.


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