Giving evidence at court

Last updated: 7 August 2017

Support for disabled or elderly witnesses

Most courts provide facilities for elderly and disabled witnesses, including:

  • wheelchair access
  • a loop system for people with hearing difficulties

If you have a disability or other needs, you should tell the person who cited you in advance.

This could be the Procurator Fiscal, Children's Reporter or defence lawyer. Arrangements can be made to help you with any accessibility needs you may have.

Other needs could include medical issues which may affect you giving evidence or which mean you need a private place to take medication.

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Giving evidence at court
Support for disabled or elderly witnesses