High Court of Justiciary

Situated on the easternmost section of the Lawnmarket in Edinburgh, on the corner of Bank Street, is an ashlar-fronted Neo-Georgian building which serves as the principal location and administrative offices for the High Court of Justiciary. This is Scotland's supreme criminal court, serving both as a focus for serious criminal trials and appeals. Appeals are heard from the High Court, together with Sheriff Courts and District Courts around the country, with a minimum of three judges presiding.

Constructed 1934-37 as the Sheriff Courthouse for Edinburgh, is was converted for use by the High Court in the early 1990s. The B-listed building now includes four court-rooms, together with offices and custody facilities. The Doric pilastered entrance hall is lined with marble.

Outside is a statue of David Hume by Sandy Stoddart on an ashlar base (1995) and there are supplementary court-rooms in nearby Parliament House.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better