Trials cancelled at 15 Scottish courts

Witnesses due at 15 courts in Scotland have been told not to attend trials after extreme weather conditions forced them to be cancelled.

Trials have been cancelled across 15 Scottish courts, including those in Edinburgh

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service has advised a number of hearings will not take place over safety fears.

Cases will be adjourned to another day and witnesses will be advised of the new date.

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Courts affected include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingston, Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Hamilton, Alloa, Stirling, Falkirk, Paisley, Dumbarton, Airdrie, Greenock, Perth and Coatbridge.

The cancellations come as extreme weather continues to hit the country.

An amber warning for snow is in place across much of Scotland until 10am tomorrow. However, difficult conditions are forecast for longer.

Only what is deemed as “essential business” will take place, meaning criminal custody cases and time barred cases as well as urgent civil applications.

The Office of the Public Guardian and Accountant of Court in Falkirk, Jedburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court as well as Selkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court have also been closed.

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