About Scottish Tribunals

The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 created a new, simplified statutory framework for tribunals in Scotland, bringing existing jurisdictions together and providing a structure for new ones. The Act created two new tribunals, the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

The Lord President is the head of the Scottish Tribunals and has delegated various functions to the President of Scottish Tribunals, the Rt Hon Lady Smith.

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland

The Upper Tribunal hears appeals on decisions of the chambers of the First-tier Tribunal.

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

The First-tier Tribunal is organised into a series of chambers which may have specialist jurisdictions.

On  24 April 2017, the Tax Chamber  was established and took on the functions of the former Tax Tribunals for Scotland.

General Regulatory Chamber (Charity Appeals)
Health and Education Chamber (Additional Support Needs)
Housing and Property Chamber
Social Security Chamber (late 2018)
Tax Chamber

Health & Education Chamber and Housing and Property Chamber are located in the Glasgow Tribunals Centre

Tribunals Administered by the SCTS

The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland 

The Council Tax Reduction Review Panel 

The Pensions Appeals Tribunal 

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland 



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