Airdrie Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court Annexe

Hub courts

Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

This is one of the 15 Hub courts in Scotland dealing with new, first instance custodies. If the person appearing from police custody, has, or is suspected of having, Covid-19 he/she will attend via video link from a police facility. Where possible, video appearance will be extended to other accused.

Those accused currently in custody in one of Scotland’s Prisons having an appearance at court will generally ‘appear’ in court by video link.

Facilities are available for agents to act remotely. See Guidance in relation to remote hearings – attendance by electronic means for custody cases.

General information

This court is open for business, but please note the following arrangements at this time.

This court is only open to staff, judiciary, those with permanent office accommodation, media or parties who are directly involved in cases being heard in the building and who have been requested to attend at court.

Where court cases require personal appearance, intimation will have been made to parties in advance of the court date.

There is no public counter and members of the public will not be permitted to enter, unless requested by the court.

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 


Sheriffdom orders during Coronavirus

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court.

Please also refer to the Rules and Practice section of the website.

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SSDG Act of Court No 2 of 2021 - COP26 Custody CourtsPDF42.36 KB28 Sep, 2021 Download
29 of 2021 - JP Refixing Trial Diets AirdriePDF51.60 KB14 Sep, 2021 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 1 of 2021 - public holidays and custody courts 2022PDF205.77 KB12 Aug, 2021 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Adoption ProceedingsPDF74.76 KB11 May, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 15 of 2021: Dumfries & Stranraer – Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF85.13 KB10 Mar, 2021 Download
SSDG Information Notice No 2 of 2021PDF106.83 KB18 Jan, 2021 Download
SSDG Information Notice for Court Users No 1 of 2021PDF56.84 KB11 Jan, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 24: Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF81.82 KB27 Nov, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants – Management of Civil Business 22.10.20PDF411.36 KB22 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 6 (Public Holidays 2021)PDF207.29 KB25 Sep, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Electronic Submission of Documents 26.08.20PDF111.44 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
Guidance on Management of Criminal Business 29.07.20PDF193.30 KB29 Jul, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.15 of 2020: Orders in terms of section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995PDF215.76 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.14 of 2020: Children’s Referrals and Related Applications under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2014PDF460.13 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download

Airdrie Sheriff Court building houses five Courtrooms, all of which are situated on the ground floor.

The Justice of the Peace Court is located in the Airdrie Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court Annexe, which is directly opposite Airdrie Sheriff Court.

The Court sits on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, dealing with a range of summary criminal matters.

Staff only attend the Justice of the Peace Court when the Court is sitting.

All enquiries/correspondence should be directed to:

Sheriff Clerk's Office, Sheriff Court House, Graham Street, Airdrie, ML6 6EE


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Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Graham Street,


Main telephone

01236 751121

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Jean Flanagan

Civil department contact

01236 439153

All commissary work carried out

Criminal department contact

01236 439163




01236 747497


Jury helpline

0800 289958. Jurors who have been cited to attend court should contact the jury helpline, after 17:00 each day, for up to date information as to when to attend for jury service.

Accessibility contact

If you want to contact us using text relay please follow the guidance at this link -  the Next Generation Text Service

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.


The Court in Graham Street is well served by public transport. Please use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses from outlying areas and local buses stop close to the Court in Graham Street. For up to date timetables use the journey planner or see firstgroup.

By rail

The train station is approximately ten minutes walk from the courthouse. Train services run from Glasgow Queen Street to Airdrie and from Edinburgh to Airdrie on a regular basis. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court, the nearest public car park is off Hallcraig Street.

By taxi

The main taxi rank is located near the Court is in Stirling Street.

On arrival

A plasma screen is located in the main foyer of the Court, which provides information of the cases due to call in court for the day. If you require any further assistance, or information, please ask at the reception desk, which is also situated in the main foyer of the building.

All jurors and witnesses should report, on arrival at the Court, to the reception desk, where you will be directed to the appropriate area.

Wheelchair access is provided via a ramp adjacent to the stairs leading to the main entrance to the Court. If you require assistance, please contact the Court in advance of your visit. lift available, next to the reception desk, which provides access to the sheriff clerk's public office that is located on the first floor of the Court. Language Line facilities are available for anyone who requires the support of an interpreter. Text Relay services are also available, if required.

In-court advice service that is managed by Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau is based in the courthouse. If you are involved in a civil case in the sheriff court, the In-court advice service might be able to help you. The service can provide advice on small claims and summary cause cases and help with civil matters including:

  • Housing
  • Rent arrears/evictions
  • Mortgage rights
  • Debt
  • Consumer
  • Legal procedures and other legal problems

The in-court advisor can be contacted on 01236 766712.


The Lanarkshire cancer care trust operates a snack bar service, on a daily basis, from 09:00 until 12 noon. There are also several restaurants and cafes close to the Court.

If you are sitting on a jury, refreshments and lunch will be provided, as necessary.

A loop induction service is available within courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please let a court official know, on your arrival at court, if you require use of this facility.

Pay a Fine

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 

Opening times

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17:00

Fri 09:00 - 16:30.

Airdrie Sheriff & JP courts will close at 3pm on Thursday 24 and Thursday 31 December 2020

Public Holidays


January 1, 4
April 2, 5, 19
May 3, 31
July 19
September 27
December 6, 27, 28



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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