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Campbeltown Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

 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.

Fines can be paid online and by phone. See Fines Payment for latest information


Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will continue to be heard in hub courts as first instance cases in each Sheriffdom as follows. Thereafter, if a further substantive hearing is assigned this will be to the court of local jurisdiction.

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court

Lothian and Borders

Edinburgh Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Selkirk and Jedburgh)
Livingston Sheriff and JP Court

Tayside, Central and Fife

Dundee  Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Forfar and Perth)
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stirling and Alloa)
Kirkcaldy Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunfermline)

Grampian, Highland and Islands

Inverness Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Elgin, Fort William, Portree, Tain and Wick. Island custody courts will be dealt with on a case by case basis)
Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Peterhead and Banff)

North Strathclyde

Paisley Sheriff and JP Court
Kilmarnock Sheriff and JP Court 
Greenock Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunoon)
Dumbarton Sheriff Court and JP Court (business transferring from Oban and Campbeltown)

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

Ayr Sheriff Court and JP Court
Hamilton Sheriff Court and JP Court 
Dumfries Sherrif Court and JP Court (business transferring from Stranraer)
Airdrie Sheriff Court and JP Court (business transferring from Lanark)


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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The Court House is a traditional Court building, which sits at the top of Castlehill in the centre of Campbeltown. There is one Courtroom on the ground floor of the building.

The jurisdiction of the court covers that part of the parish of South Knapdale, south of the line of the B8024 road from Clachbreck on Loch Caolisport in the west to the junction of the B8024 road with the A83 road in the east, all of Kintyre, and the islands of Jura, Islay and Gigha.


Campbeltown Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details


Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Castlehill,
Campbeltown,
PA28 6AN

 

Main telephone

01586 552503 

For enquiries please email campbeltown@scotcourts.gov.uk

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Louise Taylor 

Fax

01586 554967

We only accept Appointment of Executor applications.  The recording of Inventories and issuing of confirmation is undertaken at Dumbarton Sheriff Court

Email

campbeltown@scotcourts.gov.uk

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. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions


The court house is situated at the top of Castlehill on the right hand side next to the Old Police Station.

Please use the Journey Planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses from outlying areas stop in Kinloch Road. Local buses stop in Main Street close to the court.

By car

There is no public parking at the court house. There is free on-street parking on most streets surrounding the courthouse

By taxi

The main taxi rank is at Main Street, outside the town hall, 75 yards from the courthouse.

On arrival


All visitors should report to the Sheriff Clerk's Office, which is immediately on the right hand side after you enter the building.

If you are attending for jury duty please report to the Sheriff Clerk's office.

There is disabled access at the side of the building. Visitors are asked to ring the bell at the access door to gain access.

Facilities


There are no facilities in the courthouse but there are several restaurants close to the courthouse in Main Street.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments are provided if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop induction service is available in the courtroom for people who have hearing difficulties. Please advise the Sheriff Clerk's staff if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine


Pay a fine online or If you are attending to pay a fine you should report to the Sheriff Clerk's office.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order.

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service"

send by post to:

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

The Fines Enforcement Officer is based at Dumbarton Sheriff Court, and can be contacted by telephone on 01389 736420.

Opening times


Mon - Thu 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00.


Public Holidays



2020
January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8, 25

September 21

October 5

November 30

December 25, 28
 

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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