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Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court



Hub courts

Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

This is one of the 14 Hub courts in Scotland dealing with new, first instance custodies. If the person appearing from police custody, has, or is suspected of having, Covid-19 he/she will attend via video link from a police facility. Where possible, video appearance will be extended to other accused.

Those accused currently in custody in one of Scotland’s Prisons having an appearance at court will generally ‘appear’ in court by video link.

Facilities are available for agents to act remotely. See Guidance in relation to remote hearings – attendance by electronic means for custody cases.

General information

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.


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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Act of Court 2021PDF168.53 KB01 Sep, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 No 5PDF145.44 KB28 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 14 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF251.98 KB27 Aug, 2020 Download
Criminal Business No 3 (19-08-20)PDF104.67 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 13 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF129.29 KB11 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 12 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF287.56 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 11 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF249.81 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 No 4PDF144.75 KB09 Jul, 2020 Download
Order 10 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF147.08 KB06 Jul, 2020 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF325.06 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 3 of 2020PDF140.09 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business No 3PDF238.05 KB18 Jun, 2020 Download
Order 8 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal Business (all Fife cases to Kirkcaldy)PDF274.05 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 7 of 2020 - Criminal BusinessPDF379.47 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court - TCF - Number 2 of 2020PDF141.30 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 6 of 2020 - Criminal Business PDF403.88 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 (No 2) - Criminal Court HolidaysPDF70.74 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Practice Note No. 1 of 2020 - Commercial actionsPDF333.36 KB30 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 5 of 2020PDF314.88 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 4 of 2020PDF157.50 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 3 of 2020PDF155.99 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 2 of 2020PDF140.41 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Solemn and Summary Proceedings - Order No. 1 of 2020PDF133.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF155.46 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re AWI applicationsPDF158.42 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (24-03-20)PDF118.82 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No1) (24-03-20) (Dundee)PDF108.04 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No2) (24-03-20) (Falkirk)PDF107.77 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Please note the following changes with effect from 29 July 2020

Court business in Kirkcaldy operates from two court locations.


Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Sheriff Court House, Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XQ

The main location deals with all Civil Business (including Family actions, Heritable actions and Simple Procedure actions). It also deals with summary trials.

The original Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court building was built in 1894, and opened in May of that year. A modern extension was added in 1982, providing additional court rooms, chambers and a room (with library) for the use the local faculty of solicitors.

 

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The Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court Annexe

St. Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EU

The Annexe deals with all Custody, Intermediate Diet, Cited, Plea and Undertaking business. It also deals with First Diet business
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Contact Details

Postal address

All mail should be directed to:
Sheriff Court House,
Whytescauseway,
Kirkcaldy,
KY1 1XQ

 

Main telephone

01592 260171 (select the menu option for each department)

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Sheriff Clerk - Neil Rawlings

DX

KY 17

Fax

01592 642361

Email

kirkcaldy@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

If you have any specific access requirements please telephone our Office Manager (if possible in advance) on 01592 260171.


Directions

The main Sheriff Courthouse sits prominently on the Town Square, in Kirkcaldy.

The Sheriff Court Annexe building is located on St. Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy. The public entrance is opposite Fife College.

We encourage the use of public transport as part of our commitment to sustainable development. Please use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Kirkcaldy bus station is situated close to the Town Square. All buses start/end/connect through this terminus. For up to date timetables or to plan your journey visit stagecoach.

By rail

The main train station is situated about 10 minutes walk from the Town Square. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public parking at either courthouse. Free parking is available at the train station (10 minutes from the court). There is also parking on the esplanade (some free, 10 minutes from the court).

By taxi

The main taxi rank is on Hill Street, at the back of the bus station. This is located through the Town Square, about 5 minutes away.



On Arrival

Please report to reception. If unmanned, please attend at one of our public counters. All Sheriff Court custodies call within the Annexe building from approximately 12 noon onwards.

If you are attending for jury duty, or are a witness in a jury case, please report to the reception point within the Sheriff Court Annexe. For further information and guidance on your jury service please visit: Jurors

If you are attending as a witness in any other case please report to the reception point within the main court building on Whytescauseway. For further information and guidance of attending court as a witness please visit: Witnesses

 

Facilities

There is a tea bar on the ground floor of the main Sheriff Court House operated by volunteers of the Anthony Nolan Trust. It is open from 09.00 to 12 noon.

Pay a Fine

If you would like to make a payment towards your fine in person, please do so at the main Sheriff Court House. For other methods of payment please visit: Pay a Fine

 

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30. A limited lunch cover service is available between 13.00 -14.00.

Public Holidays

2020
January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

June 1

July 20

October 5

November 30

December 25, 28
 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

 

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