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Stornoway Sheriff Court

Stornoway Sheriff Court is situated in the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles. The Court jurisdiction covers the Islands of Lewis and Harris.
Stornoway Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
9 Lewis Street,
Stornoway,
HS1 2JF

 

Main telephone

01851 702231

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Kenneth Finnie

Fax

01851 704296

Email

stornoway@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

01851 702231

Directions

The court is about 5-10 minutes walk from Stornoway town centre. Please use the Journey Planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The bus station is at South Beach and is a 5-10 minutes walk from the Court. Bus timetables can be found at the website.

By car

There is a public car park at the court. There are limited parking spaces which are on a first come first served basis. Other parking is available at South Beach Quay (Free Parking) and Perceval Square.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank 10 minute walk from the court.

By air

The nearest airport is Stornoway Airport (3 miles) - 01851 707400. There are daily flights to Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. There is no bus service to the Airport.



On Arrival

On arrival please report to the sheriff clerk's office. 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 reception.

Access for wheelchair users is at the rear of the court building. If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office on 01851 702231.

Facilities

There are a small number of shops, cafes and hotels in Stornoway within walking distance of the court building where meals/snacks can be purchased. There are no refreshment facilities at 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 sheriff clerk's office if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or at the fines office is in the main sheriff clerk's office or by phone on 01851 702231.

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

Please note that if the fine is an endorsable fixed penalty where points have to go on to your driving licence, we cannot take payment over the telephone or online.

Fines enforcement: 0845 6025228

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 13:00,14:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays

2017

November 27
December 25, 26

2018

January 1. 2
March 30
April 2
May 7
July 2
August 27
September 24
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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