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Scottish Diligence Statistics 2022-23

Latest annual official statistics on diligences and Charge for Payment based on information submitted by officers of court

Charge for Payment by Sheriffdom

In 2022-23, the largest number of Charge for Payments served were in Tayside, Central and Fife, for all warrant procedures.

Charges for Payment served decreased year-on-year in 2022-23 across five of the six Sheriffdoms (excluding Court of Session and Other). Only one Sheriffdom saw an increase in Charge for Payment served and that was South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway. The largest decrease in Charge for Payments served year-on-year in 2022-23 was in North Strathclyde (13.4% increase) followed by:

  • Grampian, Highlands and Islands (6.3%)
  • Tayside, Central and Fife (5.3%)
  • Glasgow and Strathkelvin (1.6%)
  • Lothian and Borders (0.9%)

Chart 7 shows the number of Charge for Payments Served by Sheriffdom for all warrant procedures and diligence processes between 2011-12 and 2022-23. This chart shows that in 2022-23 the largest number of Charge for Payments served were served in Tayside, Central and Fife.

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