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.

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.

Giving evidence at court

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

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.