The number of Trials held in the High Court being adjourned due to lack of court time has decreased. The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service states that now only 0.9 percent of High Court Trials have been adjourned for this reason this year,  compared to 2.2 percent in 2015. The number of Trials in the High Court has increased and this is believed to be due to an increase in sexual offending. Sheriff solemn business has also increased in the last quarter by eight percent. Sheriff summary business has also increased with an increasing number of Trials being scheduled in the Sheriff Court.
Mr Fraser, from the Scottish courts and tribunal service stated said: “Overall the data in this report show the system is performing well. The number of adjournments for lack of court time is down across all sectors which is a good indicator of overall performance.”