Sheriff Appeal Court - Civil

Parliament House, Edinburgh

The Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil) commenced in 2016, as part of the Scottish Civil Courts Reforms.
It hears appeals against sheriff court cases. In civil standard procedure cases, the appeal is normally heard by three appeal sheriffs sitting in Parliament House, Edinburgh, while in accelerated procedure cases the appeal is normally heard by one appeal sheriff in the court where the action originated. Whether cases are heard under standard or accelerated procedure is set by a number of factors including the significance of the appeal; its complexity and the novelty of the points raised. 

Contact details for the Sheriff Appeal Court administrative centre are:

Sheriff Appeal Court
Parliament House
Parliament Square

DX number 549306, Edinburgh 36

LP 1 Edinburgh 10

Telephone number 0131 240 6885

Any queries regarding the new Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil) can be emailed to


Email will also become the default method for lodging motions in the court.

To be able to use this facility, a single email address, to be registered with the Court, must be provided to

Information on registering for E-Motions

Deputy Clerk - Sheriff Appeal Court

The Deputy Clerk manages the programming of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

The Deputy Clerk is responsible for:-

  • Assigning all hearings in civil appeals;
  • Setting up additional courts where required; and,
  • Co-ordinating Appeal Sheriffs to cover the business of the court


For all enquiries relating to the Sheriff Appeal Court please call 0131 240 6885 

Procedural hearings will be assigned by the Court without the requirement of input from parties or their agents.

Fixing Times

Agents and party appellants wishing to fix appeal hearings at the offices of the Sheriff Appeal Court may attend at the public counter at the following times:-

11:00 - 12:30pm
2:30 - 4:00pm

11:00 - 12:30pm
2:30 - 4:00pm

Please note that we are only able to accommodate fixing during the above times; we regret that we are unable to fix over the telephone.