The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland was established on an administrative basis by the Scottish Ministers in 2002. The Board became an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) on the 1st June 2009 under the provisions of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008. Its remit is to provide to the First Minister recommendations for appointment to judicial office based on merit.

The current Statutory Board is a quite distinct legal entity from the earlier Board despite sharing the same name.



View details of current and forthcoming appointment rounds.

Is it for me?

Read about the experiences of some Sheriffs who have been through the judicial appointments process.