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Witness Service

Record Number: 3732

15-23 Hardwell Close

Phone: 0131 668 4486

Helpline: 0345 6039 213

Information about local offices can be found in 'Contacts and Addresses'

Email: Website:


The Witness Service is run by Victim Support Scotland, the national voluntary agency providing emotional support, practical assistance and information to crime victims via a network of services throughout Scotland. The Witness Service is a confidential service provided by trained volunteers and is available in all Sheriff and High Court buildings to help people through the judicial process.

The Witness Service will support:

  • victims and witnesses, whether or not they are called to court
  • families and friends of victims and witnesses
  • prosecution and defence witnesses

The Witness Service offers:

  • a court based service
  • practical help, for example, with expense forms
  • information on court procedures
  • a pre-court visit
  • to listen to concerns and anxieties
  • emotional support
  • to be available after giving evidence
  • to put individuals in touch with people who can answer specific questions about their case
  • to provide guidance regarding further support from other agencies if required
  • someone to talk to in confidence
  • trained volunteers to help during time at court

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Area Covered: Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire / Moray

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Buchan / Formartine / Garioch / Kincardine & Mearns / Marr

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9.30am-4.00pm

Cost of Service:


Referral: Members of the public can make contact directly or be referred by other agencies

Scottish Charity No.: SC002138

Contacts & Addresses

Individual Contacts:

Co-ordinator:  Alison Stewart
Witness Service
Aberdeen High Court
Mercatgate Annexe
53 Castle Street
AB11 5BB
Tel: 01224 572628
24 hr answerphone

Additional Addresses:

Witness Service - Aberdeen High Court
53 Castle Street
AB11 5BB
Tel: 01224 572628 (24 hr answerphone)
Textphone: 01224 652361

Witness Service - Aberdeen Sheriff Court
Castle Street
AB10 1WP
Tel: 01224 652361 (24 hr answerphone)

Witness Service - Peterhead Sheriff Court
Queen Street
AB42 1TP
Phone: 01779 479829 (24 hr answerphone)

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