Jedburgh 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 Jedburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in 2008. The classical building, which was originally the Roxburgh County Buildings, occupies an important central site at the junction of Castlegate and Market Place and dates from 1812. The architect's name is not recorded. In 1793 Sir Walter Scott pled his first case as Advocate in the earlier Court House on the site.
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Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,


Main telephone

01835 863231

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Gail Edwards

Admin department contact

Justice of the Peace: If you need a JP to sign documents, please see Signing Documents

For an appointment for JPs to sign documents please contact 01835 863231.

All commissary work carried out




01835 864110


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.


Castlegate is well served by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses arrive at the bus stance in Canongate which is close to the court house.

By rail

No trains run in the Borders.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court. There is a public car park in Canongate just off the A68 trunk road with ample spaces which is free of charge and includes dedicated disabled bays. A limited number of free car parking spaces are also available in Abbey Place a few metres from the court building.

By taxi

There are no taxi ranks in Jedburgh.

On Arrival

On arrival, please report to the court officer or the main reception desk on the ground floor. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building. The procurator fiscal's office is located on the top floor.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the court room.

If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office. Language line facilities are available for anyone who requires the support of an interpreter. For language line arrangements call 01835 863231.


There is a refreshment facility on the ground floor which is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays. Restaurants and cafes can be found on the High Street.

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

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the sheriff clerk's office if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay your fine online or you can pay your fine at the reception.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order. Please do not send cash through the post.

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service" and send by post to: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

You can also pay by phone using a debit/credit card as long as you are not required to produce your driving licence.

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13, 20

May 8

July 10

August 24

September 21

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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