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Latest News

  • Tribunals Contacts Changing

    Nov 25, 2015

    From Monday (30.11.2015) email addresses for staff in Tribunals Operations will change. Phone numbers in Edinburgh and Hamilton offices will remain the same but Glasgow contact numbers will change. Please update your records.
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  • Recruitment for Senator of the College of Justice

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Senator of the College of Justice by April 2016.
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  • Scottish Sentencing Council launch marks "new era"

    Nov 18, 2015

    The new Scottish Sentencing Council is a milestone for justice in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, told an event to mark the council's launch.
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Service Standards

There are new standards of service for victims and witnesses involved in court cases. The SCTS  is committed to providing high-quality services and are holders of the CSE award - Customer Service Excellence. If our service falls below these standards or you  would like to make a complaint, please tell us.  Our complaints procedure shows how to make a complaint and what you can expect from us. You can download a PDF copy of the complaints procedure here.

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 heralds the most significant changes to Scotland’s civil justice system in generations and continues the programme of reform of Scotland’s courts implementing many of the recommendations of the Scottish Civil Courts Review, led by principal reviewer Lord Gill, commissioned in 2007. More information is available on the new All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court and the Sheriff Appeal Court.


SCTS  Corporate Plan

The Corporate Plan for 2014 - 2017 and annual business plan 2015/16 sets out the priorities for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Corporate Plan news article

Scottish Tribunals

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service supports nine tribunals which exist to safeguard peoples’ rights. 

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