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Fatal accident inquiry into Clutha disaster to begin next April

A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the Clutha helicopter crash will begin next April in Glasgow. T ...

Published 13 August 2018

Crown Office and courts service to receive £1.1m to deal with growth in sexual offence reports

Humza Yousaf Scotland's prosecutors and courts are to get extra funding to respond to the growt ...

Published 10 August 2018

Scottish courts library service wins top award

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Library Service has won the 2018 LexisLibrary Award for Excel ...

Published 18 July 2018

Scottish Civil Justice Council publishes latest work update

The latest edition of the Scottish Civil Justice Council's newsletter has been published, detailing ...

Published 9 July 2018

Court service maintains strong fines collection rate

The court service has maintained a strong fines collection rate, new figures show. Eighty-six per c ...

Published 1 June 2018

Court building transferred to Stonehaven Town Partnership

Pictured: (L-R) Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Tejero, Estates Manager (SCTS), John Robson (Trustee of Ston ...

Published 22 May 2018

SCTS proposes new Kirkcaldy court complex

Eric McQueen The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is submitting plans to Fife Council ...

Published 20 March 2018

New Glasgow Tribunals Centre opens this month

The Glasgow Tribunals Centre at Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, shared by the Scottish Courts and Tribunal ...

Published 13 March 2018

Recommendations to widen participation in jury service published

Eric McQueen New recommendations to widen the opportunity for people with hearing or sight impairme ...

Published 23 February 2018

Fine dodgers brought down to earth at airports

Fines dodgers have been warned to pay up before they try to fly after a number of non-payers were ar ...

Published 22 February 2018

Arbroath Sheriff Court building will go on market if community buy-out cash is not found

Graeme Dey The former Arbroath Sheriff Court building will be put on the open market if a community ...

Published 7 February 2018

New chambers for First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

From 12 January 2018, the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS) will transfer into ...

Published 12 January 2018

User satisfaction with Scottish courts hits record levels

Eric McQueen User satisfaction with services provided by Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service staf ...

Published 7 December 2017

Surge in power of attorney applications source of delays

A sharp increase in power of attorney (PoA) applications is the source of registration delays, the ...

Published 31 October 2017

New tribunals centre to be built in Glasgow

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has announced plans for a new Tribunals Centre in G ...

Published 13 October 2017