Appeal Sheriffs

The primary function of the sheriff is to act as a judge of the first instance. However, sheriffs also exercise some appellate functions and a large number of administrative and quasi-judicial functions. Some sheriffs with five or more years’ service as a sheriff, are appointed as Appeal Sheriffs to sit in the Sheriff Appeal Court.  

New Sheriff of Grampian, Highland and Islands appointed

Friday, 2 September, 2016
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Jack Brown has been appointed Sheriff of the Grampian, Highland and Islands Sheriffdom.

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Lady Smith to chair Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
News

The Right Honourable Lady Smith has been appointed to lead Scotland’s independent public inquiry into the abuse of children in care from next month, the Scottish Government has announced.

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Appointment of new Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Friday, 22 July, 2016
News

Sheriff Craig Turnbull has been appointed as the new Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

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Lady Carmichael installed as a Senator of the College of Justice

Thursday, 30 June, 2016
News

Ailsa Carmichael QC has been installed as a Senator of the College of Justice, taking her place on the bench with the judicial title Lady Carmichael.

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Summary sheriff vacancies

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
News

Applications are now available for new summary sheriffs to be in post from March next year.

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