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Latest News

  • Contact detail changes for Tribunals Operations

    Nov 30, 2015

    From today (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.
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  • Courts and Tribunals holidays

    Nov 26, 2015

    SCTS Tribunals will closed tomorrow (Friday 27), and all Scottish courts will be closed on Monday 30 November for the St Andrew’s Day bank holiday.
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  • £6m in fines recovered

    Nov 26, 2015

    Online and automated fines payments have risen to nearly £6 million in the past 12 months as enforcement measures help to ensure strong collection rates.
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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. Please note new contact details from 30 November 2015. 

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