1996 No. 1005 (S.108)
SHERIFF COURT, SCOTLAND
The Sheriff Court Districts (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1996
29th March 1996
Coming into force
1st April 1996
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 3 and 43(1) of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971(1) and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Sheriff Court Districts (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.
(2) In column 3 of Schedule 1 to this Order—
“area” means the area of a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(2);
“ward” means an electoral ward specified by the Secretary of State in a direction made under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 2 to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 for the purposes of the elections held under section 5(2) of that Act.
Alteration of boundaries of sheriff court districts
2.—(1) On 1st April 1996, the boundaries of the sheriff court districts of—
(e)Glasgow and Strathkelvin; and
shall be altered, but all other sheriff court districts existing immediately before that date shall continue in existence without alteration of their boundaries.
(2) In consequence of paragraph (1) above—
(a)the six sheriffdoms of Scotland (as specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Order) shall continue to be divided into the sheriff court districts specified in column 2 of that Schedule;
(b)each of those districts shall on and after 1st April 1996 comprise the area specified in column 3 of that Schedule opposite the name of the district in question; and
(c)sheriff courts shall continue to be held in each sheriff court district at the place specified in column 4 of that Schedule opposite the name of the district in question.
3. The Orders specified in Schedule 2 to this Order are hereby revoked.
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
29th March 1996
SCHEDULE 1SHERIFF COURT DISTRICTS
Sheriff Court District
Area comprised in Sheriff Court District
Place where Sheriff Courts to be held
Grampian, Highlands and Islands
The area of Aberdeen City; and, in the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 19-34.
In the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 1-6 and 13-16.
In the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 7-12 and 17 and 18.
In the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 35-47.
The area of Moray.
In the area of Highland, wards 1-8.
In the area of Highland, wards 35-64.
In the area of Highland, wards 65-72.
In the area of Highland,wards 18 to 21 and ward 17 (except the parish of Lochalsh).
In the area of Highland, wards 16, 25, 26 and 29-34; in ward 17, the parish of Lochalsh; and, in ward 28, the parish of Kiltearn.
In the area of Highland, wards 22-24 and 27 and, in ward 28, the parish of Alness.
In the area of Highland, wards 9-15.
The area of Orkney Islands.
The area of Shetland Islands.
In the area of Western Isles, wards 24-30.
In the area of Western Isles, wards 1-23.
Tayside, Central and Fife
In the area of Angus, wards 1-10, 15-18 and 25 and 26.
In the area of Angus, wards 11-14, 19-22 and 24.
The area of Dundee City.
The area of Perth and Kinross; and, in the area of Angus, ward 23.
The area of Clackmannanshire.
The area of Falkirk.
The area of Stirling.
In the area of Fife, wards 75-92.
In the area of Fife, wards 1-34.
In the area of Fife, wards 35-74.
Lothian and Borders
The area of East Lothian.
The areas of City of Edinburgh and Midlothian.
The area of West Lothian.
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 1-10.
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 11-14 and 17-28.
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 15, 16 and 29-46.
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 47-58.
Glasgow and Strathkelvin
Glasgow and Strathkelvin
The area of City of Glasgow; in the area of East Dunbartonshire, wards 11-26; and, in the area of South Lanarkshire, wards 62-74.
In the area of Argyll and Bute, wards 1-5 and 10; that part of ward 6 not comprised in the sheriff court district of Dunoon; and, in ward 11, the islands of Islay and Jura.
In the area of Argyll and Bute, wards 7 and 22-27; in ward 6, that part of the parish of South Knapdale which lies to the north of the line of the B8024 road from Clachbreck on Loch Caolisport in the west to the junction of the B8024 road with the A83 road in the east; ward 8 (except the parish of Craignish); and, in ward 21, the parish of Kilmodan.
In the area of Argyll and Bute, wards 9 and 12-17; in ward 8, the parish of Craignish; and ward 11 (except the islands of Islay and Jura).
In the area of Argyll and Bute, wards 18-20 and, in ward 21, the Isle of Bute.
The area of West Dunbartonshire; in the area of Argyll and Bute, wards 28-33; and in the area of East Dunbartonshire, wards 1-10.
The area of Inverclyde.
The area of North Ayrshire; and in the area of East Ayrshire, wards 1-20.
The areas of East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway
In the area of Dumfries and Galloway, wards 27-70.
In the area of Dumfries and Galloway, wards 15-26.
In the area of Dumfries and Galloway, wards 1-14.
In the area of North Lanarkshire, wards 31-69.
The area of South Ayrshire; and, in the area of East Ayrshire, wards 21-30.
In the area of North Lanarkshire, wards 1-30; and, in the area of South Lanarkshire, wards 17-61.
In the area of South Lanarkshire, wards 1-16.
The Sheriff Court Districts Reorganisation Order 1975
The Sheriff Court Districts (Amendment) Order 1975
The Sheriff Court Districts (Amendment) Order 1977
The Sheriff Court Districts Amendment Order 1978
The Sheriff Court Districts (Amendment) Order 1983
(This note is not part of the Order)
The Sheriff Court Districts Reorganisation Order 1975 (“the 1975 Order”) divided Scotland’s six sheriffdoms into 50 sheriff court districts (one of which was subsequently abolished). This Order alters the boundaries of 6 of these districts with effect from 1st April 1996.
Under the Sheriffdoms (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1006), an area around Chryston is to be transferred from the sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin into the sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway. This Order makes the consequential transfer of that area from the sheriff court district of Glasgow and Strathkelvin into the sheriff court district of Airdrie. The other changes involve the transfer of three areas from the sheriff court district of Dundee into the sheriff court districts of Arbroath, Forfar and Perth. All changes made by the Order are linked to the reorganisation of local government areas in Scotland which takes effect on 1st April 1996.
Since the 1975 Order specified the areas of sheriff court districts for the most part by reference to the areas of district and islands councils (which bodies are to be abolished as at 1st April 1996), that Order is now revoked and Schedule 1 to this Order specifies the sheriff court district areas for the most part by reference to new local authority areas and electoral wards.
1971 c. 58.
1994 c. 39.