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Selkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

The present sheriff courthouse in Ettrick Terrace, designed by David Rhind, opened in 1870 and is widely regarded as one of the most impressive buildings in the town.

The Court has one resident Sheriff and deals with business from an area of the Scottish Borders covering 909 square miles and with a population of 52, 650. The Court is responsible for the administration of Peebles Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Courts and all enquiries for these courts should be directed to Selkirk.

Selkirk Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Ettrick Terrace,
Selkirk,
TD7 4LE

 

Main telephone

01750 721269

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

David Newton

Admin department contact

If you need a JP to sign documents, please see Signing Documents. For an appointment for JPs to sign documents please contact 01750 21269.

DX

581011

Legal post

LP - 2, Selkirk

Email

selkirk@scotcourts.gov.uk

Accessibility contact

If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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

 

 

Jury helpline

01750 721269 - Out of hours jury helpline


Directions

Selkirk is on the A7 one of the two main roads in the Scottish Borders. The court location is just outside the town centre near the war memorial. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The only bus which goes direct to and from Selkirk is service number 95 which travels between Edinburgh and Carlisle. Otherwise it is necessary to change buses in Galashiels.

By rail

There is no train station in the Scottish Borders.

By car

No public car parking available. Free parking on the road outside or in a free council run car park just off the Market Square.

By taxi

Nearest taxi companies are in Galashiels.

By air

Nearest airport is Newcastle Airport


On Arrival

On arrival please report to the court officer if he is on duty in the foyer. Otherwise please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor. If you are attending for jury duty please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor.

Wheelchair users should park on the main street outside the court house can access the building from the front entrance.

Facilities

The Anthony Nolan charity runs a tea bar on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Thursdays providing hot and cold drinks and snacks. The tea bar is staffed by volunteers and all profits go to Anthony Nolan. There is also a number of cafe's and tea rooms in the main 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.


Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or please pay at the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor.

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". Send by post to: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

Opening Times

Mon - Thur 09:00 - 17.00
Fri 09:00 - 16.30

Public Holidays

2017

November 27
December 25, 26

2018

January 1. 2
March 30
April 2, 16
May 7
June 15
September 17
December 3, 25, 26

 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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