McIvor G, Barnsdale L, Malloch M, Eley S & Yates R (2006) The Operation and Effectiveness of the Scottish Drug Court Pilots: Research Findings. Crime and Criminal Justice Research Findings, 81/2006. Scottish Executive. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/12/02104639/46397
A pilot Drug Court was introduced at Glasgow Sheriff Court in November 2001 with a second pilot becoming operational in Fife in August 2002. The Drug Courts aim to reduce drug use and drug-related offending through access to treatment and other services, ongoing supervision and judicial oversight of Orders. The pilots also aimed to examine the viability of Drug Courts in Scotland especially, in the case of Fife, in a non-urban centre.