RSS Feed


Keep up to date with the latest news here.


Thursday, 17 April, 2014

From Tuesday 22 April 2014 Senators of the College of Justice sitting in the Inner House will no longer wear formal robes and wigs when hearing civil appeals.

Find out more

Interim Report of the Rules Rewrite Working Group

Friday, 28 March, 2014

The Interim Report of the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s (SCJC) Rules Rewrite Working Group was published today.

Find out more


Thursday, 27 March, 2014

The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in Scotland.

Find out more

The Office of Chair of the Scottish Land Court

Monday, 17 March, 2014

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Chair of the Scottish Land Court. The vacancy will arise in October 2014.

Find out more

New Senator installed

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014

Sarah Wolffe QC was installed as a Senator of the College of Justice on 11 March 2014.

Find out more

Related FAQs

Q.Are courts always open to the public? Can anyone attend court?
Q.Can I bring my child into court with me? What age do you have to be to attend court?
Q.How do I address a judge in court?
Q.What do you do when you arrive at a court for jury service or as a witness?
Q.What happens if I am late for court or break any of the other rules?
Q.What should I wear in court?

View all related FAQs

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is responsible for providing the staff, buildings and technology to support Scotland’s courts, the work of the independent judiciary, the courts’ Rules Councils and the Office of the Public Guardian. The Board of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is chaired by the Lord President. Visit the SCTS website for details of daily court business including court locations, contact numbers, rules, guidance and advice for both professional users and members of the public.

Find out more about attending court