Laura Thomson


Our Judicial Communications resources include a Quiz and a series of information sheets. 

Learn about the Scottish judiciary with our interactive Quiz.


See our information sheets: 

The Judiciary in Scotland - General

The Judiciary in Scotland - Criminal

The Judiciary in Scotland - Civil.


Other useful resources


The Scottish Sentencing Council website hosts a variety of helpful resources, and some links are provided below. The website publishes information about sentencing including what the law says; sentences & appeals; prison sentencescommunity based sentences; a jargon buster and a mythbuster.

It also hosts school educational materials  and the following set of four videos which help explain how judges decide sentences in criminal court cases, and what sentences can be given in Scotland:

If you were the judge

Victims of crime

Offenders & their families

Easy listen & watch.

Other resources include two interactive case studies: