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About the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service


The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is an independent body corporate established by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008.

Its function is to provide administrative support to Scottish courts and tribunals and to the judiciary of courts, including the High Court of Justiciary, Court of Session, sheriff courts and justice of the peace courts, and to the Office of the Public Guardian and Accountant of Court.

SCTS Board

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board is chaired by the Lord President, the most senior judge in Scotland. 


Board_January 2021 

Top row (left to right) – Joe Al-Gharabally, Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown, Eric McQueen, Rt. Hon. Lady Dorrian, Dr. Sophie Flemig, Col. David McIlroy, Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov,  

Bottom row (left to right) – Rt. Hon. Lord Woolman, Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull, Anne Scott, Rt. Hon. Lord Carloway (Chair), Ruth Innes QC, Lynsey Walker, Morna Rae JP


Chief Executive

Eric McQueen is the Chief Executive.