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Speeches

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

Speeches published on this website reflect the individual judicial office-holder's personal views, unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries please contact the Head of Judicial Communications at the Judicial Office for Scotland.

 

Sheriff Principal appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Tuesday, 20 January, 2015
News

Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of former First Minister Alex Salmond, the Scottish Ministers have announced.

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New Sheriff appointed in North Strathclyde

Friday, 24 October, 2014
News

Solicitor Craig Douglas Turnbull has been appointed as a floating sheriff of North Strathclyde, the Scottish Ministers have announced.

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New guidance note on electronic devices in court

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014
News

The Lord President has issued new guidance to judicial office holders on the use of electronic devices such as laptop computers and tablets in court.

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New Scottish Land Court Chairman and Lands Tribunal for Scotland President appointed

Friday, 12 September, 2014
News

Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court, the Scottish Ministers have announced.

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New Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
News

Sheriff Alistair Duff has taken up his appointment as Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland.

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