EVERYONE IN MORAY is being invited by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service to make an appearance in court this weekend.
Few are in a great rush to stand in the dock at Elgin Sheriff Court – but many are curious all the same on just what that might be like, as would a short spell in the cells awaiting their ‘fate’.
On Saturday, Elgin Sheriff Court is one of 15 in Scotland taking part in the Doors Open Day, allowing members of the public to see behind the scenes from 10am until 2pm. That will include tours of the court building including the courtrooms and cells – and an opportunity to sit in the back of a G4S custody van.
A spokesman said: “A wide variety of activities are being staged at courts across Scotland for Doors Open Days. As well as Elgin, other courts taking part are: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greenock, Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Paisley, Stirling, the Supreme Courts in Parliament House Edinburgh and the High Court in Glasgow.
“The Scotland-wide Doors Open Days, organised by the Scottish Civic Trust, enable people to visit hundreds of buildings normally closed to the public.”