The documents in the table below detail travel and subsistence expenditure incurred in the course of judicial duties. The Travel & Subsistence Guide sets out general rules and the conditions for current rates. 


Information on judicial salaries is also available.


Judicial Expenses


In relation to conferences, the expenses listed on these tables include the costs of: attendance fees; travel; accommodation and food.

As with other professions, it is important for Scottish judicial office holders to contribute to, and learn from, relevant conferences worldwide. This enables the Scottish jurisdiction to be represented alongside other nations on a global stage and to both share practices and remain abreast of developments. The learning gained from such conferences is disseminated so that other members of the judiciary benefit from the investment.

On occasion, it is appropriate to send more than one judicial officer holder to a legal conference, particularly where they take a leading role in chairing discussion, where relevant work within Europe is considered or more than one legal specialty is in discussion.

Attendance at conferences is only authorised by the Lord President where there is a clear justification. Costs fluctuate depending upon the location and the number of relevant conferences attended each year.



Judicial Office Holders Year Document
Fee Paid Judiciary October 2019 – December 2019 2019
Sheriff Court Judiciary 01 April – 30 June 2019
Senators of the College of Justice 01 April – 30 June 2019
Fee Paid Judiciary 2019/20
Fee Paid Judiciary 01 July – 30 September 2019
Senators of the College of Justice 01 July – 30 September 2019
Sheriff Court Judiciary 01 July – 30 September 2019



Overseas Travel


The documents below detail the cost and expenses claimed by members of the judiciary in respect of overseas travel.

Judicial Overseas Travel 2018-2019

Judicial Overseas Travel 2017-2018

Judicial Overseas Travel 2016-2017

Judicial Overseas Travel 2015-2016