Stranraer Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Exterior of Stranraer Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Sheriffdom orders

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court.

Please also refer to the Rules and Practice section of the website.

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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SSDG Act of Court No 3 of 2022 Public Holiday 2023 (Superseded)PDF152.73 KB16 Jan, 2023 Download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

About the court

Stranraer Sheriff Court opened to the public on 15 January 1874 and was extensively refurbished in 1981. The Court currently has one Resident Sheriff, two Court Rooms and covers the District of Wigtownshire.

Contact the court

Postal address

Sheriff Clerk’s Office
Lewis Street

Sheriff Clerk

David Munro

All commissary work carried out.




01776 702138


01776 706792


Jury helpline

01776 706135

Difficulty using the phone

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.


Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By Ferry

The Stena Terminal is located 6 miles from the sheriff court at Cairnryan. Taxis are in attendance for ferry arrivals and must be ordered. The P&O Ferry Terminal is located at Cairnryan which is 6 miles from the sheriff court.

By bus

Buses from outlying areas stop at Port Rodie, within 10 minutes walking distance from the sheriff court. Local buses stop at Port Rodie. For timetables visit the website.

By rail

The train station is three quarters of a mile from the sheriff court. Taxi's are in attendance for train arrivals. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no parking at the court except for disabled users. Please telephone before attending to arrange disabled parking. Most of the local parking requires parking discs, these are free and can be obtained from shops.

The nearest car park is at Hanover Square, which has a limited number of all day spaces. All-day car parks are situated along the waterfront at Port Rodie or Agnew Crescent, within 10 minutes walking distance of the court.

By taxi

01776 703343.

Jurors from outlying areas - where no other method of travel is available due to the infrequency of the service, you must phone the sheriff clerk for permission to use a taxi.

By air

The nearest Airport is Glasgow/Prestwick International which is 60 miles from the sheriff court.

On Arrival

For general enquiries regarding civil, commissary or criminal matters, or to pay a fine, please go to the public counter on the ground floor. To attend the civil or criminal court, please switch off all mobile phones and report to the court officer on the first floor.

Jurors are reminded to please switch off all mobile phones and report to the court officer on the first floor landing with your jury citation at hand.

Facilities for those with hearing difficulties: there is a portable loop system available for the court building, please request for use of equipment at the public counter.

Court visits: Arrangements may be available for educational group visits. For further information please email


There are no amenities within the court house, but there are a number of locations within a short walk where hot and cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon.

A portable loop induction service is available. Please request equipment from the public counter.

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

Please note the court may close at lunchtime when not fully staffed.

The Sheriff Clerk's office will be closed from 13:00 to 17:00 for training on:

  • Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Friday, 8 December 2023

For urgent matters and applications when the office is closed please contact:

Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Phone: 01387 262334

Public Holidays


  • Monday, 4 December 2023
  • Monday, 26 December 2023
  • Tuesday, 26 December 2023


  • Monday, 1 January 2024
  • Tuesday, 2 January 2024

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Pay a fine

To pay a fine or for information and advice please go to pay a fine.

Latest covid-19 information

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Complaints and feedback

Please refer to complaints and feedback.