Alloa Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

About the court

Alloa Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court has jurisdiction over the whole of Clackmannanshire which stretches from Menstrie in the West to Muckhart in the East. Alloa is the main County town of Clackmannanshire which is often referred to as the “Wee County” as it is the smallest local authority area in mainland Scotland.

On this page you will find contact details, location of the court, facilities available, fines payments, opening times and daily court rolls.



Alloa Sheriff Court

Contact the court

Location and postal address

47 Drysdale Street
FK10 1JA


01259 722734

Sheriff Clerk

Jackie Hamilton




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Phone interpreter

A phone interpreter service is available when you contact a court by phone or attend in person. To access this service ask for phone interpreter and the language required.

The phone interpreter service is not available during actual court proceedings.

Text relay service

If you are deaf, have hearing loss or are speech impaired you can contact us for free with Relay UK.

British Sign Language (BSL)

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 Contact Scotland BSL website.

Opening times

The Sheriff Clerk's office is open as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday from 09:00 to 16:30

The Sheriff Clerk's office is closed from 14:00 to 17:00 on:

  • Tuesday, 16 January 2024
  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024
  • Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Tuesday, 9 April 2024
  • Tuesday, 7 May 2024
  • Tuesday, 4 June 2024
  • Tuesday, 2 July 2024
  • Tuesday, 30 July 2024
  • Tuesday, 27 August 2024
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2024
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2024
  • Tuesday, 19 November 2024
  • Tuesday, 17 December 2024

For urgent matters and applications when the office is closed please contact:

Falkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Phone: 01324 620822

Public holidays


  • January 1, 2
  • March 29
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • July 1
  • August 5
  • September 9
  • December 2, 25, 26

New, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will be heard in all eight Tayside, Central and Fife Sheriff and Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts:

  • Alloa Sheriff and JP Court
  • Stirling Sheriff and JP Court
  • Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court
  • Dunfermline Sheriff and JP Court
  • Kirkcaldy Sheriff and JP Court
  • Perth Sheriff and JP Court
  • Dundee Sheriff and JP Court
  • Forfar Sheriff and JP Court

Unless the above court is closed for a public holiday, where by the following hub courts will be in operation:

  • Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (covers Alloa, Stirling and Falkirk custodies)
  • Kirkcaldy Sheriff and JP Court (covers Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy custodies)
  • Dundee Sheriff and JP Court (covers Perth, Dundee and Forfar custodies)


All commissary applications will be processed locally within all of the courts within Tayside Central and Fife.

Small estate interviews are not taking place within the court buildings at this time, please contact your local Sheriff Court for more information and guidance.

Directions to court

The court is situated on the corner of Mar Street and Drysdale Street in central Alloa. The main court entrance is on Drysdale Street. The sheriff clerk's office is down the lane next to the court building. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.


By bus

All buses entering Alloa stop in Shillinghill. For further information please use the journey planner.

By rail

Alloa train station is a 5 minute walk from the court. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking at the court. There is parking free of charge just off the ring road and in Greenside Street. Both car parks are approximately 5 minutes walk from the court.

By taxi

The main rank is in Mill Street.

On arrival

When you arrive at the Sheriff Court please report to the court officer in the main foyer.

Jurors on a jury

Jurors should telephone the jury helpline the evening before service to get attendance advice. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon.


Water is available to the public.


Accessible hearing

A loop system is available in the courtrooms for those with hearing difficulties. Please contact the court for assistance.

Accessible access

Wheelchair users can access both the court building and Sheriff Clerk's office through the main entrance which is provided with lift access.

Sheriffdom orders

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court. Please also refer to the Rules of Court and the Sheriffs Principal Guidance.

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
2024 PN No 1 - SCM Perth Sheriff CourtPDF595.33 KB24 Apr, 2024 Download
Tayside, Central and Fife Guidance for court users appearing from custody Sep 2023PDF24.24 KB26 Sep, 2023 Download
Tayside Central and Fife Order No. 1 of 2023PDF136.73 KB26 Sep, 2023 Download
Act of Court -amended 2024 (signed)PDF186.42 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
Act of Court -amended 2023 (signed)PDF188.37 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
Final - Sheriffs Principal Guidance for Court Users - Electronic Submission of Documents PDF227.19 KB24 Oct, 2022 Download
PN no.3 of 2022 - PIDM (003)PDF361.90 KB19 Oct, 2022 Download
Court holidays 2023PDF189.40 KB02 Aug, 2022 Download
Management of Proceedings in the Sheriff Courts (July 2022)PDF181.07 KB20 Jul, 2022 Download
Guidance for Court Users - Child Welfare HearingsPDF172.56 KB13 Jul, 2022 Download
Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing (Scotland) Act 2001PDF193.24 KB11 Jul, 2022 Download
Act of Court 2022PDF180.51 KB13 Aug, 2021 Download

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