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Supreme Court joins Instagram ahead of first ever Scotland sitting

New social media stream ‘will serve as a window into the life of the court beyond the courtroom’

14 June 2017

The UK Supreme Court has launched its own Instagram account ahead of the court’s sitting in Edinburgh’s City Chambers this week – the first ever outside its London home.

The photo-sharing social media app, which has around 400 million active daily users, including a host of A-list celebrities, is documenting the justices’ visit north of the border as a panel of five hear three appeals involving sham marriages, national planning policy, and the rehabilitation of determinate sentence prisoners.

The Supreme Court’s latest venture into social media will be used to show aspects of the court’s work outside the courtroom, such as educational visits, exhibitions, and special events.

The court already provides updates on Twitter and video summaries of every judgment on YouTube, while live stre...

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