Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS)
Current Operational Guidelines
With the exception of custody courts, which remain at the 16 Hub courts, all business returned to their own courts w/c 15 June.
Custody trials remain a priority. Where practicable, non-custody trial courts will be programmed to allow the acceleration of cases administratively adjourned during lockdown. All undertakings will attend local courts.
Criminal Registered & Scheduled Trials
Currently, all types of criminal court registrations are lower than 19-20 average figures but are increasing weekly. High court registrations are returning to 19-20 levels.
18,390 estimated trials outstanding prior to lockdown
20,910 criminal registrations since lockdown of which 148 were COVID-19 related
|Cases Registered||19-20 weekly average||Weekly average since lockdown||Change to 19-20 weekly average||Outstanding trials pre lockdown (Approx.)|
|High Court||20||18||-2 (-10%)||390|
|Sheriff Court||105||81||-24 (-23%)||500|
|Sheriff Court||1,254||861||-393 (-31%)||14,000|
|JP Court||640||348||-292 (-46%)||3,500|
All disposal types are lower than 19-20 monthly averages.
The most common disposal in lockdown is Fine etc.
|To 30 June 2020||19-20 weekly average||Weekly average since lockdown||Percentage of 19-20 average|
|Community Disposal (CPO & DTTO)||319||5||2%|
|Restriction of Liberty Order||68||2||2%|
|DVLA (JP court only)||338||16||5%|
Latest SCTS published official statistics can be found here: