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  • COVID-19 Update Apr 09, 2020

    We have started the first video criminal custody hearings through direct links to police stations and this will become the norm for all custody hearings. We are finalising work with COPFS and the Law Society, which will enable participation in all hearings by telephone or video link. Read more ...
  • Closed for Easter Public Holidays Apr 09, 2020

    All Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service buildings will be closed for the Easter Public Holidays on Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April. Read more ...
  • First-tier Tribunal for Scotland – new jurisdiction Apr 01, 2020

    The Parking and Bus Lane Appeal (PBLA) jurisdiction transferred today, 1 April, to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber. Read more ...
You can now submit Simple Procedure cases, pay court fees, submit supporting documents and respond to any claim lodged, all online at any time. 
Visit Civil Online for details
. Civil Online
SCTS has produced an information film which shows the different stages of the jury experience.  Watch the  juror information film Juror film

The SCTS has led significant work over the past few years to develop proposals for improving the experience of Children and Vulnerable Witnesses in criminal trials, and for transforming Summary Criminal Court Procedure.  Details of this work, which started with the Evidence and Procedure Review in 2015, can be found through the following link:
Read the Evidence and Procedure Review

Simple Procedure replaces the current small claims procedure and part of the summary cause procedure.  It is a court process designed to provide a speedy, inexpensive and informal way to resolve disputes where the monetary value does not exceed £5,000.
Read more on Simple Procedure

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