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Stranraer Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Stranraer Sheriff Court will be closed on Monday 1 August due to the public holiday

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page.


  

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.


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06. SSDG Order No 6 of 2022 - JP Refixing 190922 PDF123.28 KB16 Sep, 2022 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 2 of 2022 (19 September 2022)PDF68.13 KB15 Sep, 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
SSDG Act of Court No 1 of 2022 - Public & Court Holidays 2023PDF205.15 KB28 Jun, 2022 Download
SSDG Act of Court No 1 of 2021 - public holidays and custody courts 2022PDF205.77 KB12 Aug, 2021 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Adoption ProceedingsPDF74.76 KB11 May, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 15 of 2021: Dumfries & Stranraer – Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF85.13 KB10 Mar, 2021 Download
SSDG Order of Court No 24: Transfer of Solemn Trial Diets and the Lists of Potential JurorsPDF81.82 KB27 Nov, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants – Management of Civil Business 22.10.20PDF411.36 KB22 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 6 (Public Holidays 2021)PDF207.29 KB25 Sep, 2020 Download
Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Electronic Submission of Documents 26.08.20PDF111.44 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.15 of 2020: Orders in terms of section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995PDF215.76 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Practice Note no.14 of 2020: Children’s Referrals and Related Applications under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2014PDF460.13 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download

Stranraer Sheriff Court opened to the public on 15 January 1874 and was extensively refurbished in 1981. The Court currently has one Resident Sheriff, two Court Rooms and covers the District of Wigtownshire.

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Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Clerk’s Office,
Lewis Street,
Stranraer,
DG9 7AA

Main telephone

01776 702138 

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

David Munro

All commissary work carried out

DX

581261

Fax

01776 706792

Email

stranraer@scotcourts.gov.uk

Jury information line

01776 706135

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

Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By Ferry

The Stena Terminal is located 6 miles from the sheriff court at Cairnryan. Taxis are in attendance for ferry arrivals and must be ordered. The P&O Ferry Terminal is located at Cairnryan which is 6 miles from the sheriff court.

By bus

Buses from outlying areas stop at Port Rodie, within 10 minutes walking distance from the sheriff court. Local buses stop at Port Rodie. For timetables visit the website.

By rail

The train station is three quarters of a mile from the sheriff court. Taxi's are in attendance for train arrivals. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no parking at the court except for disabled users. Please telephone before attending to arrange disabled parking. Most of the local parking requires parking discs, these are free and can be obtained from shops.

The nearest car park is at Hanover Square, which has a limited number of all day spaces. All-day car parks are situated along the waterfront at Port Rodie or Agnew Crescent, within 10 minutes walking distance of the court.

By taxi

01776 703343.

Jurors from outlying areas - where no other method of travel is available due to the infrequency of the service, you must phone the sheriff clerk for permission to use a taxi.

By air

The nearest Airport is Glasgow/Prestwick International which is 60 miles from the sheriff court.


On Arrival

For general enquiries regarding civil, commissary or criminal matters, or to pay a fine, please go to the public counter on the ground floor. To attend the civil or criminal court, please switch off all mobile phones and report to the court officer on the first floor.

Jurors are reminded to please switch off all mobile phones and report to the court officer on the first floor landing with your jury citation at hand.

Facilities for those with hearing difficulties: there is a portable loop system available for the court building, please request for use of equipment at the public counter.

Court visits: Arrangements may be available for educational group visits. For further information please email stranraer@scotcourts.gov.uk

Facilities

There are no amenities within the court house, but there are a number of locations within a short walk where hot and cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon.

A portable loop induction service is available. Please request equipment from the public counter.

Pay a Fine

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 


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Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - 09:00 - 16:30
Please note the court may close at lunchtime when not fully staffed.

Stranraer Sheriff Court will be closing for half a day per month for training. When they are closed anyone with urgent business should contact Dumfries Sheriff Court. The offices will close from 13:00 until 17:00

Urgent matters or any urgent applications during these periods please contact Dumfries Sheriff Court on dumfriessc@scotcourts.gov.uk or 01387 262334

  • 30th September 2022
  • 28th October 2022
  • 25th November 2022
  • 9th December 2022

Any enquires regarding the above please contact David Munro.

Public Holidays

2022

January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
August 1
October 10
December 5, 26, 27

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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