THREE new sheriffs were installed at Glasgow court today.

Lesley Dowdalls KC, Anna Reid and Collette Gallagher were initiated at Glasgow Sheriff Court at a ceremony.

The service was attended by all Glasgow sheriffs as well as lawyers, fiscals and members of court staff from different sectors.

The ceremony was led by Sheriff Principal Aisha Anwar who welcomed all three to Glasgow's "community" court.

She said: "The appointments are richly deserved and I wish you a long fulfilling judicial period.

"You will have support from colleagues who will be welcoming, hard-working and will assist you."

The Sheriff Principal also paid tribute to two former sheriffs who passed away this year, Sheriff Lindsay Wood and Gerard Considine, as well as ex-Glasgow bar officer Netta Roy.

Sheriff Anwar stated that Sheriff Dowdalls will bring an "experience in family law and will be a benefit to litigation."

Her husband, children, brother, and sister Sheriff Principal Kate Dowdalls were in attendance at the ceremony.

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Sheriff Anwar stated that Sheriff Reid will bring "civil experience and her ability to turn her hand to unfamiliar areas of law."

Sheriff Reid is the wife of current Glasgow sheriff Stuart Reid.

Sheriff Anwar joked: "I expect them to talk about the administration of justice at Glasgow Sheriff Court at dinner each evening."

The sheriff principal said that Sheriff Gallagher will bring benefit to the court from her background in "securing outcomes for children in care."

Her partner and sister were in attendance at the ceremony.

The three sheriffs were also welcomed by members of the Glasgow Bar Association, the Royal Faculty of Procurators and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.