The Supreme Courts Library

I had the pleasure of organising and attending a joint SWOP/ CILIP Government Information Group visit to the Supreme Courts Library at the end of last month.

Scotland’s Supreme Courts are based in Parliament House in Edinburgh.

The Supreme Courts are:

The Court of Session  – Scotland’s supreme civil court (a court of first instance and a court of appeal) The High Court of Justiciary- Scotland’s supreme criminal court The courts complex consists of 7or 8 buildings behind one façade.

Jennie Findlay who is the Librarian works for the Senators of the College, and the Supreme Courts staff. There are currently plans to introduce a similar level of library support for the Sheriff Courts.

Although there are currently 4 library locations for the courts there are almost a hundred locations for the book stock.

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