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Stirling 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.

With effect from 1 June 2020 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.

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)
Dunfermline Sheriff and JP Court (from 5 July, for the Dunfermline jurisdiction only)
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stirling and Alloa)
Kirkcaldy Sheriff and JP Court (new Annexe, Brycedale Ave)
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 Sheriff 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.


FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
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 10 in respect of Summary and Solemn businessPDF129.86 KB02 Jul, 2021 Download
Order 11 in respect of Solemn businessPDF116.78 KB02 Jul, 2021 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF111.37 KB02 Jul, 2021 Download
Order 8 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF349.43 KB12 Apr, 2021 Download
Order 6 in respect of Summary Criminal Business Refixing Diets 1 April 2021PDF118.67 KB29 Mar, 2021 Download
Order 7 in respect of JP Criminal Business Refixing Diets 1 April 2021PDF146.00 KB29 Mar, 2021 Download
Order 4 in respect of Summary Criminal Business Refixing Diets 1 March 2021PDF169.52 KB25 Feb, 2021 Download
Order 5 in respect of JP Criminal Business Refixing Diets 1 March 2021PDF146.26 KB25 Feb, 2021 Download
Guidance on Webex child welfare hearingsPDF175.33 KB05 Feb, 2021 Download
Practice Note No 1 of 2021 - Virtual Custody PilotPDF379.43 KB20 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus - Order 3 in respect of Summary Criminal and Justice of the Peace Business letter pleasPDF346.53 KB15 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus - Order 2 in respect of JP Criminal Business Refixing DietsPDF380.81 KB15 Jan, 2021 Download
Order of Court No 1 of 2021 Summary Criminal Business - Refixing Diets (11-01-21)PDF147.81 KB11 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Implementation of Practice Note No. 4 of 2020 (03.12.20)PDF170.13 KB03 Dec, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 5) (25-11-20)PDF105.07 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 18 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF253.88 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 17 in Respect of Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF262.65 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No 4) (Simple Procedure) (11-11-20)PDF627.54 KB11 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 15 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF269.70 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2021PDF168.53 KB01 Sep, 2020 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF325.06 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business No 3PDF238.05 KB18 Jun, 2020 Download
Order 8 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal Business (all Fife cases to Kirkcaldy)PDF274.05 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 7 of 2020 - Criminal BusinessPDF379.47 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 6 of 2020 - Criminal Business PDF403.88 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Solemn and Summary Proceedings - Order No. 1 of 2020PDF133.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF155.46 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re AWI applicationsPDF158.42 KB01 Apr, 2020 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

Gillian Stewart

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

2021

January 1, 4
April 2, 5
May 3
July 5
August 2
September 13
December 6, 27, 28

 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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