We have been advised by the Head of the Summary Criminal Department at Glasgow Sheriff Court that the protocol for Defence witnesses attending court is as follows :



“The defence witnesses would require to produce their citation, which would require the name of the trial and date calling.


Defence witness room on the second floor can accommodate 4 witnesses but we do have another witness room beside court 5 that can accommodate a further 4 witnesses.


We are restricted on the amount of crown witnesses that can attend, so the crown are prioritising cases that will call and proceed to trial.  The defence would require to contact them in the first instance to ensure that their case is proceeding and at what time witnesses should attend.”