The Sheriff Court Districts (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-29

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1005 (S.108)

SHERIFF COURT, SCOTLAND
The Sheriff Court Districts (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1996

Made
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—

(a)Airdrie;

(b)Arbroath;

(c)Dundee;

(d)Forfar;

(e)Glasgow and Strathkelvin; and

(f)Perth,

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.

Revocations

3.  The Orders specified in Schedule 2 to this Order are hereby revoked.

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
29th March 1996

Article 2(2)

SCHEDULE 1SHERIFF COURT DISTRICTS

Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Column 4

Sheriffdom
Sheriff Court District
Area comprised in Sheriff Court District
Place where Sheriff Courts to be held

Grampian, Highlands and Islands
Aberdeen
The area of Aberdeen City; and, in the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 19-34.
Aberdeen

Banff
In the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 1-6 and 13-16.
Banff

Peterhead
In the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 7-12 and 17 and 18.
Peterhead

Stonehaven
In the area of Aberdeenshire, wards 35-47.
Stonehaven

Elgin
The area of Moray.
Elgin

Wick
In the area of Highland, wards 1-8.
Wick

Inverness
In the area of Highland, wards 35-64.
Inverness

Fort William
In the area of Highland, wards 65-72.
Fort William

Portree
In the area of Highland,wards 18 to 21 and ward 17 (except the parish of Lochalsh).
Portree

Dingwall
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.
Dingwall

Tain
In the area of Highland, wards 22-24 and 27 and, in ward 28, the parish of Alness.
Tain

Dornoch
In the area of Highland, wards 9-15.
Dornoch

Kirkwall
The area of Orkney Islands.
Kirkwall

Lerwick
The area of Shetland Islands.
Lerwick

Lochmaddy
In the area of Western Isles, wards 24-30.
Lochmaddy

Stornoway
In the area of Western Isles, wards 1-23.
Stornoway

Tayside, Central and Fife
Arbroath
In the area of Angus, wards 1-10, 15-18 and 25 and 26.
Arbroath

Forfar
In the area of Angus, wards 11-14, 19-22 and 24.
Forfar

Dundee
The area of Dundee City.
Dundee

Perth
The area of Perth and Kinross; and, in the area of Angus, ward 23.
Perth

Alloa
The area of Clackmannanshire.
Alloa

Falkirk
The area of Falkirk.
Falkirk

Stirling
The area of Stirling.
Stirling

Cupar
In the area of Fife, wards 75-92.
Cupar

Dunfermline
In the area of Fife, wards 1-34.
Dunfermline

Kirkcaldy
In the area of Fife, wards 35-74.
Kirkcaldy

Lothian and Borders
Haddington
The area of East Lothian.
Haddington

Edinburgh
The areas of City of Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Edinburgh

Linlithgow
The area of West Lothian.
Linlithgow

Duns
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 1-10.
Duns

Selkirk
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 11-14 and 17-28.
Selkirk

Jedburgh
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 15, 16 and 29-46.
Jedburgh

Peebles
In the area of Scottish Borders, wards 47-58.
Peebles

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.
Glasgow

North Strathclyde
Campbeltown
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.
Campbeltown

Dunoon
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.
Dunoon

Oban
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).
Oban

Rothesay
In the area of Argyll and Bute, wards 18-20 and, in ward 21, the Isle of Bute.
Rothesay

Dumbarton
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.
Dumbarton

Greenock
The area of Inverclyde.
Greenock

Kilmarnock
The area of North Ayrshire; and in the area of East Ayrshire, wards 1-20.
Kilmarnock

Paisley
The areas of East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.
Paisley

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries
In the area of Dumfries and Galloway, wards 27-70.
Dumfries

Kirkcudbright
In the area of Dumfries and Galloway, wards 15-26.
Kirkcudbright

Stranraer
In the area of Dumfries and Galloway, wards 1-14.
Stranraer

Airdrie
In the area of North Lanarkshire, wards 31-69.
Airdrie

Ayr
The area of South Ayrshire; and, in the area of East Ayrshire, wards 21-30.
Ayr

Hamilton
In the area of North Lanarkshire, wards 1-30; and, in the area of South Lanarkshire, wards 17-61.
Hamilton

Lanark
In the area of South Lanarkshire, wards 1-16.
Lanark

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2REVOCATIONS

Orders revoked
References

The Sheriff Court Districts Reorganisation Order 1975

S.I. 1975/637

The Sheriff Court Districts (Amendment) Order 1975
S.I. 1975/1539

The Sheriff Court Districts (Amendment) Order 1977
S.I. 1977/672

The Sheriff Court Districts Amendment Order 1978
S.I. 1978/152

The Sheriff Court Districts (Amendment) Order 1983
S.I. 1983/1028

Explanatory Note

(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.


(1)
1971 c. 58.

(2)
1994 c. 39.
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