Winter Tour

Oct 12, 2015

The Council is conducting a Winter Tour throughout November and December for court users and staff to explain more about the court reform rules recently put in place and upcoming changes.

The informal, one-hour sessions will also offer the chance to learn more about the Council’s functions and provide feedback on its work.

The events will cover:

  • a background to changes to court rules arising from the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
  • an outline of rules already made by the Council
  • new rules
  • the new drafting approach.


There will also be a discussion on rules still to come with a focus on simple procedure, and the civil Sheriff Appeal Court. 

The rules already made as a consequence of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 are in relation to:

  • judicial review procedure
  • exclusive competence
  • all-Scotland personal injury court
  • transfer and remit of cases
  • permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court.


The following sessions will be held:


Dates              Sheriff Court                      Sheriffdom

05/11/15          Kilmarnock                North Strathclyde

12/11/15          Dumfries                    Dumfries and Galloway

18/11/15          Aberdeen                   Grampian, Highland and Islands

19/11/15          Inverness                   Grampian, Highland and Islands

26/11/15          Glasgow                     Glasgow and Strathkelvin

03/12/15          Perth                          Tayside, Central and Fife

10/12/15          Selkirk                        Lothian and Borders


All events will take place from 4.15 - 5.30 pm.

Places are limited and anyone wishing to come along should register by emailing indicating which session you would like to attend and in what capacity e.g. solicitor, sheriff clerk, voluntary organisation etc.


Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

Please email your comments to the Secretariat