Providing free confidential, practical and emotional support and information to anyone affected by crime.

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It’s illegal for anyone to threaten or intimidate a witness. Contact the police as soon as possible.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Kilmarnock Court - exteriorWitness Service
Sheriff Court
St Marnock Street


01563 574928

(24 hours answer phone)


[email protected]

Witness Service core hours

Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Witness Service in Kilmarnock is overseen by Tracie Kinnear, Assistant Service Delivery Officer

Pre court/court familiarisation visits

Pre court/court familiarisation visits can be carried out by appointment. These visits must be carried out when there is no business within the courtroom or the court is closed for public business. Such visits can be carried out during the following times:

Monday – Friday 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm (Other times may be requested but there is no guarantee that such requests will be granted).

By prior arrangement victims and witnesses can enter by a side door and sit in a separate waiting area if appropriate.

Court photo tour

Photo tour of the Courts at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

  • Court 1 - View 1 Court 1
  • Court 2 - View 1 Court 2
  • Court 3 - View 1 Court 3
  • Court 4 - View 1 Court 4
  • Court 5 - View 1 Court 5
  • Court 6 - View 1 Court 6

General information about Kilmarnock Court

Court opening hours

Monday – Thursday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm and Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.


The Kilmarnock Sheriff Court building opened to the public in December 1986. It is one of the busiest courts in Scotland. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in 2010, and also has overall responsibility for the Justice of the Peace court in Irvine.

Useful Information

On arrival, please report to the main reception. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building. On occasion, when entering the building, you may be asked to pass through airport type screening and your bags or briefcases may be searched.

There is disabled access at the front of the building and a lift is available within the building. If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk.

There is a cafe on the first floor which provides meals and light refreshments. This is open from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm Monday to Friday. There are a number of local cafes, restaurants and takeaways a short walk from the court building.

A vending machine is located on the ground floor providing hot and cold drinks.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the court if you require this facility.

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