citation & diligence

Scott & Co is the largest provider of diligence and citation services in Scotland and is the largest employer of Sheriff Officers and Messengers-at-Arms in Scotland. Our Officers hold Court Commissions to operate in every Sheriffdom and Sheriff Court District in Scotland. These services are delivered from 11 fully operational offices in Scotland covering the mainland and the Islands. Our office network ensures swift , accurate service delivery and instructors benefit from our significant local knowledge base. We provide a document collection and return service from our nearest geographical office for urgent instructions and accommodate out of office hours instruction and service.

Our services are provided to the highest professional and ethical standards with strict compliance procedures employed to ensure the accurate and consistent delivery of a high quality service that meets our client expectations.

We employ an in-house technical unit responsible for legislative compliance, Sheriff Officer and Messenger-at-Arms training and development, and support services for our staff and clients.

Our Sheriff Officers and Messengers-at-Arms are equipped with the latest field based mobile technology to ensure speed of service, real-time instruction updates and immediate field communication.

We provide a full range of citation and diligence services, including the following :

  • Service of Writs and Summonses
  • Service of Charges for Payment
  • Enforcement of all Court Judgments and Orders
  • Citation of Witnesses
  • Service of Statutory Demands for Payment
  • Service of Bankruptcy and Liquidation Proceedings
  • Repossessions
  • Cross Border and International Service