Please note that the following High Court records are closed to the public for 100 years and cannot be accessed without the permission of the court: The main record of a High Court trial is the bundle of case papers known as the 'process' or 'small papers', (also 'case papers' or 'sitting papers') (JC26).They usually include a copy of the indictment, which sets out the charges against the accused, depositions, confessions and other information on the accused and the crime, together with information about witnesses and jurors.
Ironically, you are more likely to find information about someone who committed a crime than about a respectable, law-abiding citizen.
Information about crime and criminals can be found in the records of criminal courts, criminal investigations and prisons.
Further trial records are found in the High Court's minute books, which provide summaries of proceedings in court.
There are minute books for Edinburgh cases since 1576 (JC6-JC9), and for circuit cases since 1655 (JC10-JC14).
Many of the records are un-indexed and we do not make speculative searches through un-indexed records for enquirers.
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