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Portree Sheriff Court

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Portree Sheriff Court is not currently manned full-time. Please contact 01478 612191 before travelling to attend and if you are unable to obtain an answer on that number, please contact Inverness Sheriff Court on 01463 230782 where a member of staff will assist you

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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Portree Sheriff Court House dates from 1865 and was designed by the architectural firm Matthews and Lawrie. The jurisdiction of the court covers the Islands of Skye, Raasay and part of Glenelg on the mainland.

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Portree Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Clerk’s Office,
Sheriff Courthouse,
Somerled Square,
Portree,
Isle of Skye,
IV51 9EH

Main telephone

01478 612191

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact


Court accepts dative petitions, Special Petitions and Requirement of Writings applications only. Inventories and the issuing of confirmation is undertaken at Inverness Sheriff Court

Fax

01478 613203

Email

portree@scotcourts.gov.uk

Jury helpline

01478 612191 (recorded message after 17.00)

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 court is situated in Somerled Square in the centre of Portree. Use the journey planner for transportation information.

By bus

Buses from all the outlying and local areas stop in Somerled Square in front of the police station. The police station is situated next to the court house.

By rail

There is no train station.

By car

There is a public car park in Somerled Square with a number of disabled parking places. There is another long stay car park at Bayfield (five minutes walk from the court) which is free.

By taxi

The main taxi rank is in Somerled Square in front of Portree Hotel.

The following numbers can be used to call a taxi:

  • 01478 612797
  • 01478 612826
  • 01478 612074
  • 01478 613100
  • 01478 611844
  • 01478 613000

On Arrival

On arrival please report to the Sheriff Clerk's office just inside the entrance to the court house. You will be directed from there to where you need to go in the building. If you are attending for jury duty please report to the Sheriff Clerk's office.

Disabled access is available from the side entrance situated in the police station car park. This is a small office and it is not always permanently staffed. If you are travelling from a distance to attend the office please telephone to confirm that the office will be open. Language line facilities are available.

Facilities

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 courtroom for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the Sheriff Clerk's office 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 - Thurs - 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Fri - 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:30

Please note that this office is not always permanently staffed. If you are travelling from a distance to attend the office please telephone to confirm that the office will be open.


Public Holidays

2022 

January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
August 15
September 12
December 5, 26, 27

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

 

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