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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.

Fines can be paid online and by phone. See Fines Payment for latest information.


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)

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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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


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Contact Details

Postal address

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

 

Main telephone

01786 462191

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Dennis McCall

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

Pay a fine online or please come to the reception and you will be directed to the fines payment office.

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

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your fine or compensation order please contact the Fines Enforcement Officer on 01786 462191 or finestcf@scotcourtstribunals.gov.uk

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

2020
January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

July 6

August 3

September 7

November 30

December 25, 28
 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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