Which sheriff courts remain open

The following information has been published by the Scottish Courts and Tribunal service.

From Wednesday 25 March 2020 all court business,  will be consolidated within Sheriffdoms into ten sheriff courts, as listed below:

Glasgow & Strathkelvin:  Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court

Lothian & Borders:  Edinburgh Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Livingston, Selkirk & Jedburgh)

Tayside, Central & Fife:   Dundee Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Forfar and Perth) and Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stirling, Alloa, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy)

Grampian, Highland & Islands:  Inverness Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Elgin, Tain, Wick and the Island Courts).  Island custody courts will be dealt with on a case by case basis. and Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Peterhead and Banff)

North Strathclyde:  Paisley Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Greenock and Dumbarton) and Kilmarnock Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunoon, Oban and Campbeltown)

South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway: Hamilton Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring Airdrie, Lanark and Ayr) and Dumfries Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stranraer)

If you have urgent civil business please contact the appropriate court, from the 10 listed above, to arrange for the case or application to be dealt with.  Urgent business includes: new applications for child protection orders, interim interdicts, child referral appeals, urgent adoptions or urgent interim residence or contact applications and urgent applications in relation to Adults with Incapacity.

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