Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Gives administrative support to Scottish Courts and to the judiciary of those courts. Find information about:

  • The High Court of Justiciary
  • Court of Session
  • Sheriff courts
  • Justice of the peace courts
  • The Office of the Public Guardian and Accountant of Court


After a crime: your rights

Your rights as a victim or witness of crime – includes information on the Victims' Code for Scotland and the Standards of Service for victims and witnesses.

Court fees

Includes information on paying court fees and help with fees if you're on a low income or getting benefits.

Criminal courts

The different types of criminal court – Sheriff Court, High Court, Sheriff Appeal Court and Justice of the Peace Court.

Extra help to be a witness

Includes where to get support and advice if you're worried about giving evidence, and information about special measures for vulnerable witnesses.

Find a court

Find contact details and information about courts in Scotland. Includes finding court cases and court judgements.

Football Banning Orders

A court can ban you from attending all football matches in Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad for up to 10 years.

Giving evidence at court

What happens when you give evidence at court, including using special measures for vulnerable witnesses.

Jury service

What to do if you're asked to do jury service. Includes applying for exemption or excusal and claiming expenses.

Make a court claim for money

How to take legal action if someone owes you money, how much it will cost and what happens after you make a claim through the courts.

Pay a court fine

Includes how to pay a court fine, what could happen if you don't pay a fine and what to do if you can't pay it.

Types of court case

Information for witnesses on the different types of court case you may be asked to give evidence at.

Understanding civil justice

Issues like debt, housing disputes, bankruptcy, divorce, and parental rights are dealt with in the civil justice system.

What to do when someone dies

The steps you must take when someone dies – register a death, report a death with Tell Us Once, the Procurator Fiscal, funerals and bereavement support.