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Tain Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


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

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.



  

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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Welcome to Tain Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court.

On this page you will find contact details, location of the court, facilities available, fines payments, opening times and daily court rolls.

Visiting Tain Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court - Word Version
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Contact Details

Postal address

High Street,
Tain,
IV19 1AB

 

Main telephone

01862 892518

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Christina MacLeod

All commissary work carried out

DX

557765

Email

tain@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

Tain High Street is well served by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Stagecoach buses from Inverness and Dornoch to Tain stop on Lamington Street, either opposite or outside the Royal Mail Delivery Office. Lamington Street connects to the High Street, where the Court is situated.

For timetables contact Traveline0871 2002233 or seethe website.

By rail

The nearest rail station is approximately a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public parking available at the court house. There are a number of free car parks off nearby streets.

By air

The nearest Airport is Inverness which is approximately 35 miles from Tain


On Arrival

When you arrive at the sheriff court please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor. 

If you have any mobility issues please contact 01862 892518 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor.

Facilities

There are a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of the court house.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact 01862 892518 if you require to use 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 - Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays

2022

January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
August 22
October 3
December 5, 26, 27

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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