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Wick Sheriff Court

Wick Sheriff Court opened in 1866 and was designed by the Edinburgh architect David Rhind who adapted many Renaissance features, in particular copying the middle floor windows from the Vendramini Palace in Venice. The “A” listed building cost £6,000, half of which was paid for by the County.
Wick Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Bridge Street,
Wick,
Caithness,
KW1 4AJ

 

Main telephone

01955 602846

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Peta Donachie

All commissary work carried out

DX

557825

Civil department contact

01955 602846

Criminal department contact

01955 602846

Admin department contact

01955 602846

Fax

01955602846

Email

wick@scotcourts.gov.uk

Jury helpline

01955 602846 available from 17:00 until 09:00 on evening prior to start of trial.

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 (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available.  To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required. This service is NOT available during actual court proceedings.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions

Main access to Wick Sheriff Court is on Bridge Street, which is in easy walking distance from public transport and public car parks.

By bus

For up to date local bus timetables contact stagecoach

Thurso 01847 893123 or Wick 01955 605000.

By rail

The nearest train station is approximately a 5 minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car park available at this court. Free public car parking available at River Side across from Norseman Hotel) and Victoria Place, Wick.

By taxi

Wick Taxi Services: Annettes Taxis 01955603030, D & A Taxis 01955605766, Jimmy's Taxis Freephone 0800 666666 or 01955 602727, 01955 603362, Johnny's Taxis 01955 605041, Millers Cabs 01955 606464

Thurso Taxi Services: Alan's Taxis 01847 892142, Harbour Taxis 01847 892827, Meiklejohn Taxis 01847 892827, Ormlie Taxis 01847 893434

By air

The nearest airport is Wick which is approximately a 20 minute walk from the court house or 5 minutes by car.



On Arrival

On arrival at court, please report to the sheriff clerk's public office on the ground floor where you will be directed as appropriate. If you are attending for jury service please report to the sheriff clerk's public office where you will be assisted by the jury attendant.

Wheelchair access is available at the right hand side of the building. Buzzer for staff assistance (clearly signposted). If you have any specific requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office on 01955 602846 on the day prior to your visit.

All visitors should report to sheriff clerk's public office on the ground floor.

Facilities

There is a hot drink vending machine in the Crown witness room otherwise there are various cafes within a short walking distance from courthouse. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop induction service is available in the main court room for people who have hearing difficulties. A portable loop system is available for elsewhere in the building. Please contact the sheriff clerk on 01955 602846 if you require to use this facility prior to your visit.


Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or can be paid in the sheriff clerk public office or by telephone using a debit/credit card on 01955 602846.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order. Please do not send cash through the post.

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

Fine enforcement: 0845 6025228

Opening Times

Court Building: Mon - Thu - 09:00 until 16:00: Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Office and telephone hours: Mon - Thu 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 16:30
Friday - 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 16:00

Office is closed everyday from 13.00 - 14.00

Public Holidays

2018

January 1. 2
March 30
April 2
May 7
August 6
September 3
October 1
December 3, 25, 26

 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

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 (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available.  To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required. This service is NOT available during actual court proceedings.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

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