Session cases books


If you wish to apply to record and broadcast court proceedings read the broadcast protocol and complete the appropriate application form. 

Broadcast Protocol

Application to record and broadcast sentencing statements

Application to record and broadcast appeals & debates for news programmes

Application to record and broadcast documentary productions

Application to tweet for non-registered journalists


Social media

Twitter Policy

Read our Twitter Policy for more information about how we manage @judgesscotland.


Diversity statistics

The Judicial Office for Scotland publishes diversity statistics on the gender and age of Scottish judges.





Judicial Ethics

The statement of the principles of judicial ethics can be found on the Judicial Ethics and Independence page. 



Scottish Tribunals Annual Report 2018-19

The second Annual Report, which covers the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, details the work undertaken within the new Scottish Tribunals structure.


The President of Scottish Tribunals Annual Report 2018 

The Annual Report covers the period from 1 December 2016 (when the first tribunal was transferred into the new structure established under the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014) to 31 March 2018.  


Other publications

See the family law handbook relating to children's cases, and the Protocol regulating direct judicial communications between Scotland and England & Wales in such cases.