In Scotland, if the total amount of the deceased's gross estate is £36,000 or less, this is known as a small estate. The Sheriff Clerk's staff will assist with the completion of the forms C1 and C5. There is a court fee for the provision of confirmation to the estate but there is no additional fee charged by the staff at the Sheriff Clerk's Office.
For larger estates you may want to consider using a professional. Visit the Law Society (Scotland) website to find a local solicitor.