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Closure of Glasgow court

The Scottish Court Service has announced that Glasgow’s Justice of the Peace and Stipendiary Magistrate court in St Andrew’s Street has heard its last case after 34 years. 

From Monday 6th August, the Justice of the Peace and Stipendiary Magistrate court for the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin will be operating from the nearby Sheriff Court building at Carlton Place, Glasgow.

Scottish Court Service Executive Director Field Services, Eric McQueen said:

“Relocating the courts so that summary criminal business is under one roof in Glasgow will improve facilities for court users. Many of our court users will save unnecessary travel time between the court buildings and some will be able to make better use of their own resources by concentrating their services in the one location.

“For the Scottish Court service this is the most efficient and cost effective way to support the courts in Glasgow and Strathkelvin.”

Strathclyde Police, Glasgow Bar Association, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Witness Service and Victim Support have all been fully involved with the planning, communications and logistics of the move participating in regular meetings over the last 18 months. All court users have been notified in advance of the closure and change of location.