October 10, 2006

The Sheriff Courts

The current building for Edinburgh's Sheriff Court was opened in 1995. It sits in the Old Town with the entrance from Chambers Street opposite the Royal and Scottish Musuems. Given the way the Old Town is built on hills and bridges, you actually enter the building on Level 4. The cells are down at the Cowgate level (level 1) and it's quite a walk up the stairs from the cell area, especially to Court 10, where we were, which is on level 5. It was the first time I'd been inside the courts and I'd be interested to go back to watch a real trial some time.


An Honest Man said...

Just so long as it's not from the dock that you are watching!

luggi said...

Looks stern. Very stern.

Grant F said...

hopefully not bill!