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Stirling Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Stirling Sheriff & JP Court - Staff Training Afternoons (Offices will be closed between 2.00pm-5.00pm)

Urgent matters/applications during these periods please contact Alloa Sheriff Court on 01259 722734 or Alloa@scotcourts.gov.uk

 

Tuesday 16th August 2022             

Thursday 15th September 2022              

Tuesday 11th October 2022               

Thursday 10th November 2022              

Tuesday 6th December 2022                
 

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.

All commissary applications will be processed locally within all of the courts within Tayside Central and Fife.

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.

Tayside, Central and Fife

Dundee  Sheriff and JP Court (which deals with Forfar custodies)
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court (which deals with Alloa custodies)

 

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.


FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
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
Court holidays 2023PDF189.40 KB02 Aug, 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
Order 12 in respect of Solemn business - 18 August 2021PDF360.04 KB18 Aug, 2021 Download
Act of Court 2022PDF180.51 KB13 Aug, 2021 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF111.37 KB01 Jul, 2021 Download

Stirling Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court serves a population of approximately 45,000 within the district of Stirling. The courthouse is located in the city centre and opened in 1875. In 2009 the Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building.

More information is available to help you when visiting the court - Information booklet Stirling Sheriff and JP Court


Stirling Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Viewfield Place,
Stirling,
FK8 1NH

 

Main telephone

01786 462191

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Laura Mahoney

All commissary work carried out

DX

ST 15 STIRLING

Fax

01786 470456

Email

stirling@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

Directions

Viewfield Place is well served by public transport with many public amenities being located close by. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Stirling bus station is approximately a quarter of a mile from the courthouse off Goosecroft Road.

By rail

Stirling train station is about a quarter of a mile from the courthouse off Burghmuir Road. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at the courthouse. Parking is available at the Thistle Centre and near to the train station. Within 5 minutes walk from the courthouse there are a number of pay and display parking places on Queen Street and free on-street parking in Cowane Street.

By taxi

There are taxi ranks situated at the train station and at the entrance to the Thistle Shopping Centre.


On Arrival

When you arrive at the courthouse please report to the reception desk. There are notice boards and a screen in the main foyer showing in which court a case is calling. There are 4 courtrooms - courts 1 and 3 are located upstairs, court 2 is on the ground floor and court 4 is on basement level.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the courtroom.

A ramp provides alternative access for wheelchairs operated by a buzzer/monitor system.If you have hearing difficulties you can access sound enhancement facilities during court proceedings using a Loop system.If English is not your first language we can speak with you by using our interpreting service Language Line.A range of our documents and leaflets are available on request in other languages, in large print or Braille or as a recording.Should you have any other personal requirements not mentioned above, we will consider all reasonable requests and take practical steps to meet them.

Facilities

Strathcarron Hospice Volunteers supply light refreshments between 09:45am and 12 noon. There are other cafes and bakeries within easy reach of 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 all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the office manager if you require using 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- Thu 09.00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 16:30

Please note that the offices may close for staff training. Where possible details will be published in advance in the court building and on the website.


Public Holidays

2022

January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
August 1
September 12
December 5, 26, 27

 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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