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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.

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

 

Commissary

Guidance was issued on 29 April 2020 stating that all commissary would restart from 1 May 2020 and sent to the relevant hub courts.

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.

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

Lothian and Borders no longer operates the Hub court system. All business, including first instance custody cases, has returned to local courts.

Edinburgh Sheriff and JP Court
Livingston Sheriff and JP Court
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court
Selkirk 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)
Perth Sheriff and JP Court (from 2 November, for the Perth jurisdiction only)


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.


FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
COP26 Orderto discharge trials 25 to 29 Oct 2021 _Order No.1PDF81.67 KB22 Oct, 2021 Download
Act of Court 17.09.2021PDF34.78 KB20 Sep, 2021 Download
Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Court Holidays 2022PDF104.30 KB24 Aug, 2021 Download
Order No. 8 of 2021 in respect of criminal business - custody PDF340.46 KB18 Aug, 2021 Download
JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB03 Jun, 2021 Download
JP refixing order 19 March 2021PDF154.15 KB19 Mar, 2021 Download
Order No 2 of 2021 in respect of summary criminal business – refixing diets 1 March 2021s PDF347.71 KB24 Feb, 2021 Download
Coronavirus daily refixing 1-12 March 2021PDF421.79 KB19 Feb, 2021 Download
JP Refixing Order January 2021PDF402.82 KB12 Jan, 2021 Download
Order No 1 of 2021 in respect of Summary Criminal Business Refixing Diets 11 January 2021PDF421.14 KB12 Jan, 2021 Download
Order No 7 issued 4 Dec 2020 re Dumbarton Jury and First DietsPDF328.49 KB07 Dec, 2020 Download
Order No 6 issued 17 Nov 2020 Jury and First DietsPDF339.55 KB24 Nov, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court for public holidays 30 November and Christmas 2020PDF82.12 KB22 Jul, 2020 Download
Transfer Order for transferring criminal business back to local courtsPDF127.69 KB16 Jul, 2020 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB03 Jul, 2020 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB23 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 5 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF219.41 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 3)PDF156.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court 2020 (Public Holiday Custody Court Sittings)PDF34.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 2)PDF247.87 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings NS 26 March 2020(2)PDF132.16 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business 1PDF131.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF174.13 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 1) (24-03-20).pdfPDF142.91 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (updated)PDF145.81 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business 25 March_PDF101.28 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

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


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


Opening times


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

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


Public Holidays



2021

January 1, 4
April 2, 5, 19
May 3
July 12
September 27
December 6, 27, 28

 

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links



 

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