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  • Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

    Apr 01, 2015
    Today we become the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) as a consequence of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. From today, the SCTS assumes the responsibilities formerly held by the Scottish Court Service (SCS) and the Scottish Tribunals Service (STS). We are in the process of updating our website to reflect our new name.
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  • Evidence and Procedure Review Report

    Mar 13, 2015
    The Scottish Court Service published the Evidence and Procedure Review Report today (Friday 13 March). The research report examines how digital technology could be used to capture and present the testimony of witnesses in advance of the trial.
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  • Recruitment of Sheriffs in Grampian, Highland and Islands

    Mar 10, 2015
    The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Sheriff, in the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands. There are two resident vacancies, one based in Inverness and the other in Elgin sheriff courts.
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Service Standards

At the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service we are committed to providing high-quality services and are holders of the CSE award - Customer Service Excellence. If our service falls below that standard or you  would like to make a complaint, please tell us.  Our complaints procedure shows how to make a complaint, about our service standards 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.

For more information see the Scottish Government website


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

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Scottish Tribunals

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service supports nine tribunals. More information

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