Overheating electrical cables have been blamed for an incident at Inverness Castle which forced the closure of the city's court yesterday morning.
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A Highland MSP has called for the former Dingwall Sheriff Court to be “mothballed” due to pressure on other parts of the justice service.
The Liberal Democrats have called for a review of a planned further round of court closures after figures showed it is taking longer to handle cases.
Knives, darts, cutlery, tools and ornaments are among the items which have been seized by security guards at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Proposals to turn a lookout tower at Inverness Castle into a top tourist attraction have taken a major step forward.
Inverness Sheriff Court is struggling to meet a crucial government target, research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed.
Lawyers have criticised Aberdeen's new civil court building with concerns over lack of privacy and security for solicitors and their clients.
Aberdeen's new civil court complex has been opened by Scotland's most senior judge with claims it will speed up the justice system in the north-east.
The number of criminal cases resolved within a target time dropped by 10% after a string of court closures, it has been claimed.