Campbeltown Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Due to unforeseen circumstances Campbeltown Sheriff Court  is closed Friday 22  September and Monday 25 September – any urgent enquiries please contact either Oban or Dumbarton Sheriff Courts . Any emails will not be actioned meantime. 


Campbeltown Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Tuesday 31 2023

Issues with the phonelines in the court have been resolved.

To contact the court, please call 01586 552503

or email:

Sheriffdom orders

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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Amending Act of Court No. 3 of 2023PDF116.08 KB23 Aug, 2023 Download
Order 1 of 2023 Lochgilphead and DunoonPDF61.56 KB14 Aug, 2023 Download
No 2 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody arrangments 2024PDF237.06 KB27 Jun, 2023 Download
Amendment to Kilmarnock Court HolidaysPDF60.54 KB13 Jun, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No 1 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody court arrangements - Monday 8 May 2023PDF79.76 KB23 Jan, 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
Order No. 9 of 2022 - PDF versionPDF78.78 KB03 Oct, 2022 Download
Order No. 4 of 2022 - Act of CourtPDF86.09 KB16 Sep, 2022 Download
Act of Court Holidays 2023PDF260.76 KB22 Jul, 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
North Strathclyde Order of Court No 2 of 2022PDF45.27 KB06 Jun, 2022 Download
JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB19 May, 2022 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.

Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
PA28 6AN


Main telephone

01586 552503

For enquiries please email

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Lauren Young


01586 554967

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


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 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.


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


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8, 29
September 18
October 2
December 4, 25, 26



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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