Sheriff Principal Nigel Ross    

Nigel Ross was appointed Sheriff Principal of Lothian and Borders in May 2022.

He was appointed as a part-time sheriff in 2003 and as a full-time sheriff in 2006, initially at Glasgow Sheriff Court and from 2013 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

He was a designated commercial, extradition and personal injury sheriff and has sat in the Sheriff Appeal Court since 2017.

He qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and called to the Bar in December 1991. His practice was mainly in the newly-established Commercial Court in the Court of Session.

He was appointed Standing Junior to the Department of Trade and Industry in 1999.