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Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

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25Use of public buildings for holding of courts

(1)Where in any place in which a sheriff court is to be held there is a building, being a court house or other building belonging to a local or other public authority, then, if it appears to the Secretary of State expedient for the purpose of avoiding delay in the administration of justice, that building shall, with all necessary rooms, furniture and fittings therein, be used for the purpose of holding the court, without payment for such use except the reasonable and necessary charges for cleaning, lighting and heating the building when used for the said purpose.

(2)Where any such building is used for the purpose of holding a sheriff court, the sittings of the court shall be so arranged as not to interfere with the business of the local or other public authority usually transacted in the building or with any purpose for which the building may be used by virtue of any local enactment.

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