• First Virtual Sheriff Court - Inverness

    May 10, 2020
    An Inverness Sheriff Court commercial case provides the first opportunity to test the use of virtual court hearings in Scotland’s Sheriff Courts. A hearing on Tuesday’ 12 May will enable parties in the case to appear before Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle in a virtual courtroom.
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  • 75th anniversary of VE Day

    May 06, 2020
    All Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service buildings will be closed for a public holiday on Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
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  • New SCTS Board member

    May 01, 2020
    Dr Sophie Flemig has been appointed to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board.
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  • Tayside Commercial Court to expand

    Apr 30, 2020
    Following the success of the Tayside Commercial Court, it is to expand to cover the whole Tayside, Central and Fife Sheriffdom. The Tayside Commercial Court was established three years ago and deals with a wide range of business such as certain contracts, the sale of goods, the export or import of merchandise; insurance; banking; leases and the provision of services.
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  • Sheriff Court Civil Business – Guidance Effective From 1 May 2020

    Apr 29, 2020
    Our announcement on Friday 24 April advised of the restarting of certain categories of civil business in the sheriff courts, beyond the urgent and necessary categories, where it can be carried out remotely and earlier resolution would be beneficial.
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