Winter Tour - Cancelled Sessions

Oct 28, 2015

Some of the Council’s Winter Tour sessions have been cancelled, but spaces are still available in the three events scheduled for Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.

Due to low uptake, we have taken the decision to cancel sessions in Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Perth and Selkirk. Those who expressed interest in attending these have been offered a space in another event.

The revised schedule is:

Dates              Sheriff Court                      Sheriffdom

18/11/15          Aberdeen                   Grampian, Highland and Islands

19/11/15          Inverness                   Grampian, Highland and Islands

26/11/15          Glasgow                     Glasgow and Strathkelvin

All events will take place from 4.15 - 5.30 pm.  

The informal, one-hour sessions are for court users and staff wanting to know more about the court reform rules and upcoming changes. They will also offer the chance to provide feedback on the Council’s 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.


If you wish to attend, please register by emailing In your email please indicate your choice of session and in what capacity you will be attending e.g. solicitor, voluntary organisation etc.


Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

Please email your comments to the Secretariat