Message from the Lord President


Welcome to the judicial website. We hope that you find this website both helpful and informative. It is our intention to publish as much information as we can, as quickly as we can. We believe it is vital in a democracy that justice is not only seen to be done, but that it operates in an open and transparent way and contributes to public understanding and awareness of what takes place in courts each day across Scotland.

Lord President


Keep up to date with the latest news from the courts.

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Media Releases

For the latest media releases issued by the Communications section of the Judicial Office for Scotland.

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Senior judges occasionally make speeches or give lectures on a broad range of topics. It is our intention to publish these whenever possible.

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Consultations and responses

Exchequer Building

From time to time judges will wish to respond to government proposals on issues which have a direct impact on the running of the courts.

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Judges' Library

For a range of publications relevant to the work of the judiciary.

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