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Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 59 – Court holidays in sheriff courts and justice of the peace courts

113.This section enables sheriff principals to specify an additional day’s holiday for court staff. The intention is that this would be used to give court staff a day’s holiday on or around St Andrew’s Day in line with the rest of the public sector.

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