The Sheriffs’ Association represents, safeguards and promotes the interests and welfare of Scottish sheriffs, and considers matters connected with the law and the administration of justice in Scotland. The Association represents sheriffs in dealings with the Scottish Government, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, the Judicial Office for Scotland, the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and a wide range of other bodies.
It makes representations and provides responses on proposed changes to the law and administration of justice, particularly those affecting the judiciary, while continuing to uphold judicial independence.
The Association appoints or nominates members to serve on other bodies, including the Judicial Council for Scotland, and nominates members to attend important national and international conferences and meetings.
The affairs of the Association are managed by a council of 12 members, including three officer bearers, and elections are held annually.
The current officer bearers are:
- President Sheriff Daniel Kelly QC
- Vice President Sheriff Wendy Sheehan
- Honorary Secretary & Treasurer Sheriff Derek O’Carroll.
You can contact the Association through the Honorary Secretary at: Sheriff Derek O'Carroll, Airdrie Sheriff Court, Sheriff Court House, Graham Street, Airdrie, ML6 6EE.