Sheriff Principal Sir Stephen S. T. Young Bt QC
Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highlands and Islands
Based at Inverness Sheriff Court
After qualifying as a solicitor Sheriff Principal Young worked in London and Glasgow for three and a half years. He then trained as an advocate and was called to the Bar in 1977. He was appointed as a sheriff in 1984, serving in Glasgow and Greenock. In 2001 he was appointed Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highland and Islands, where he is responsible for the administration of justice in the sheriff courts throughout the North and North East of Scotland and the Western and Northern Isles. He is chairman of the Sheriff Court Rules Council and was a member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland between June 2007 and May 2010.