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Oban 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.


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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 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
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Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Albany Street,
Oban,
PA34 4AL

 

Main telephone

01631 562414

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Caroline Brady

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

Admin department contact

01631 562414

DX

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Fax

01631 562037

Email

oban@scotcourts.gov.uk

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. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions

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.

Facilities

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

2021

January 1, 4
April 2, 5
May 3, 31
July 26
September 6
December 6, 27, 28

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

 

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