Lerwick Sheriff Court

The court jurisdiction covers the Shetland Islands.
Lerwick Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Sheriff Clerk / Main Contact

Jan Hunter

Postal address

King Erik Street,


Main telephone

01595 693914

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact



Accessibility contact

If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.


Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Local and out of town buses stop at Viking bus station. Timetables are available at online.

By car

There is no public parking available at the court house. There are a number of car parks within the town centre which are clearly sign posted.

By taxi

There is no taxi rank at the court. Taxis can be found at Victoria Pier.

By air

The nearest Airport is in Sumburgh which is approximately 25 miles from Lerwick.

On Arrival

When you arrive at the sheriff court, please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor. Jurors should initially report to the sheriff clerk's office where you will be guided to the courtroom.

If you have any mobility issues, please contact 01595 693914 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor of the building.


There are a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of the court house.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided if the court sits onto the afternoon.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact 01595 693914 if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order.

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service". Send by post to: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

Opening Times

Mon- Thurs 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30, Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays


November 27
December 25, 26 


January 1. 2, 31
March 30
April 2
May 7
June 4
August 13
December 3, 25, 26



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links


If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

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