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SCTS News

  • COVID-19 Update

    Apr 09, 2020
    We have started the first video criminal custody hearings through direct links to police stations and this will become the norm for all custody hearings. We are finalising work with COPFS and the Law Society, which will enable participation in all hearings by telephone or video link.
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  • Closed for Easter Public Holidays

    Apr 09, 2020
    All Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service buildings will be closed for the Easter Public Holidays on Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April.
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  • First-tier Tribunal for Scotland – new jurisdiction

    Apr 01, 2020
    The Parking and Bus Lane Appeal (PBLA) jurisdiction transferred today, 1 April, to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber.
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  • Sumburgh helicopter crash FAI adjourned

    Mar 31, 2020
    In view of the Scottish and UK Government Coronavirus guidance, the Fatal Accident Inquiry scheduled for May into the Sumburgh helicopter crash has been adjourned.
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  • Inverness – the changing face of Scottish justice

    Mar 30, 2020
    Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre in Inverness opens today. The immediate focus of the new Justice Centre will be for the SCTS and courts to prioritise critical business during the Covid-19 outbreak. It will operate as one of 10 key court hubs supporting the delivery of justice during these unprecedented times.
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