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Public and voluntary bodies to be housed in Inverness Justice Centre

By Louise Glen

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Inverness Justice Centre is due to open in 2020.
Inverness Justice Centre is due to open in 2020.

A LIST of the organisations to be housed in the £24 million Inverness Justice Centre, when it opens in 2020, has been published.

A post on the Scottish Court Service website shows the centre in Longman Road will host voluntary and public sector organisations all under one roof.

The court is the second largest within the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands – the first being Aberdeen.

Alongside the business of Inverness Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court, the building will have a range of other organisations providing justice-related services.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Police Scotland, Highland Council Criminal Justice Social Work, the tribunal service and NHS Highland will be housed alongside the Citizens Advice Bureau, Families Outside, Scottish Women’s Aid, the Witness Service and Victim Support Scotland.

It is understood the centre is due to open in late spring 2020.

At present the court is housed in Inverness Castle at the top of a hill overlooking Inverness in the city centre. The castle was erected in two parts in 1834 and 1846.

When the court service leaves the castle, it is planned for the castle to become a tourist attraction.

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