Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is an independent public body which is responsible for the administration of the courts and tribunals of Scotland. The Service is led by a board which is chaired by the Lord President of the Court of Session, and employs over 1000 staff members in the country's 39 sheriff courts, 34 justice of the peace courts, the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary, and at the service's headquarters in Edinburgh. The day-to-day administration of the service is the responsibility of its Chief Executive and Executive Directors. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is also responsible for providing administrative services for the Judicial Office for Scotland, the Office of the Public Guardian, the Accountant of Court, the Criminal Courts Rules Council, and the Scottish Civil Justice Council.

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Scottish Gaelic: Seirbheis Chùirte na h-Alba
Agency overview
Formed1995; 26 years ago (1995)
TypeNon-ministerial government department
JurisdictionScotland
HeadquartersSaughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD
Employees1,374
Annual budget£129.3 million (2015-2016)[1]
Agency executives
Child agencies
Websitewww.scotcourts.gov.uk
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