Oban Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Exterior of the Oban Sheriff Court

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

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.


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 having been built in the 1890's, and is situated on Albany Street, in the centre of Oban next to the Police Station. There are 2 Courtrooms, the main one on the first floor, and a second smaller one on the ground floor.

The Court has jurisdiction over that part of Argyll and Bute comprising the parishes of Ardchattan, Muckairn, Coll, Colonsay and Oronsay, Craignish, Glenorchy and Innishael, Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Kilchrenan and Dalavich, Kilfinochen and Kilvickeon, Kilmore and Kilbride, Kilninian and Kilmore, Kilninver and Kilmelford, Lismore and Appin, Tiree, Torosay and that part of Jura consisting of the islands North of the Gulf of Corrievreckan.

Visiting Oban Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court - Word version
Visiting Oban Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court - PDF version

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Albany Street,
PA34 4AL


Main telephone

01631 562414

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Lauren Young

Court accepts only the appointment of Executor applications. The recording of Inventories and issuing of Confirmations' is undertaken at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

Admin department contact

01631 562414




01631 562037


Jury helpline

01631 562414 (recorded message entered for jurors)

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 courthouse is situated in the centre of Oban, on Albany Street, next to the police station. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Local buses and buses from outlying areas stop at the bus terminus in Station Square, 150 yards from the courthouse. Check timetable online.

By rail

The train station is 200 yards from the courthouse. Visit scotrail or national rail for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at the courthouse. There are a limited number of on street meter parking spaces on the streets surrounding the court. There are pay car parking facilities, off Albany Street, off Tweedale Street and on the North Pier. There is a free car park at Lochavullin Road. All are within a 10 minute walk from the court.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank in Station Square, a few minutes walk from the court.

On Arrival

All visitors should report to the Sheriff Clerk's Office, which is immediately on the left hand side as you enter the building. If you attending for jury duty please report to the sheriff clerk's office.

There is signposted disabled access to the rear of the building. Visitors are asked to ring a bell to gain access. This access is covered by CCTV cameras visible from the sheriff clerk's office.


There are drinks vending machines in the witness rooms. There are cafes, restaurants and hotels which serve food all day, within a few minutes walking distance from the court. 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 the courtrooms 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 to Thurs 09:00- 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 1300, 14:00 - 16:30.


Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8, 29
July 24
September 4
December 4, 25, 26

Staff training closures

This office will close for staff training on the dates below at 1.00 pm. The office will re-open the next day at 9.00 am.  If there is anything urgent, please e-mail

19 January 2023

16 March 2023

13 April 2022

8 June 2023

6 July 2023

3 August 2023

28 September 2023

26 October 2023

21 December 2023


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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