New visitors may want to read about the Scottish Court Service or find out more about the Judiciary of Scotland, or the Supreme CourtsSheriff Courts or Justice of the Peace Courts. We have tried to provide information for many of our court users, whether visiting for the first time or professionals working in our courts. We value your feedback and welcome your suggestions, so please us as we continue to develop this site. 

Latest News

  • SCS publishes Corporate Plan

    Apr 16, 2014
    The Scottish Court Service (SCS) has published the organisation’s Corporate Plan for 2014 - 2017.
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  • Courts closed Easter holidays

    Apr 15, 2014
    All Scottish Courts and buildings will be closed during the Easter holidays.
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  • First for SCS

    Apr 02, 2014
    The SCS’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint was recently boosted when the organisation became the very first Scottish public sector body to achieve a new Carbon Trust Water Standard after reducing its water use by 20% in the past two years.
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Upcoming Maintenance

Between 19th April 2014 and 12th July 2014 we will be updating our website to make features easier to use and information easier to find. During this period you may find that some pages have reduced functionality  so it may take a bit longer to find the information you need. Please bear with us during this transition. If you have any questions or comments please contact

Complaints Procedure

At the Scottish Court Service we are committed to providing high-quality services. If you would like to make a complaint or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us. The 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) Bill

The Scottish Government has confirmed that the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill has now been tabled with the Scottish Parliament and implements 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

Rise in online fine payment

A significant rise in online fine payments has seen nearly £2.6 million pounds collected since April. Online fines payments have increased by 36% in the first seven months of the financial year compared to the same period in 2012.
A copy of the most recent SCS Quarterly Fines Report is now available.

Justice Services in the Scottish Borders

In August 2013 a working group was set up to assess the most efficient, effective and economic method for the future provision of an integrated justice service for the Scottish Borders.

Further information is available on the Delivery of Justice Services in the Scottish Borders.

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