Money advice and help with debt

Debt can affect anyone. Credit card debt, bank loans, rent or mortgage arrears can become big problems. There are ways to take away the stress of living with debt. 

We provide a free debt and money advice service that helps with

  • managing your debts more easily
  • advice about bankruptcy
  • dealing with rent arrears
  • representation at court
  • preventing getting into more debt.

We can help you use the Debt Arrangement Scheme free of charge. This could allow you to repay your debts over a longer period of time while protecting you from creditors.

Telephone opening times

Call 0131 200 2360

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 5pm
  • Friday 8:30am to 3:40pm

Opening times

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am to 4.30pm  
  • Friday 8.30am to 3pm

If you cannot come to your appointment, please phone us as soon as possible. We can visit you at home if you are unable to come to the Advice Shop. If your first language is not English, or if you have difficulty with your hearing or speech, let us know so we can arrange an interpreter at your appointment.

Other advice

Download debt advice outreach provision (PDF, 22KB)

Access guidance on debt and financial issues on Scotland's Financial Health Service

Other centres

Call 0131 510 5510 to make an appointment

  • Gorgie Citizens' Advice Bureau at Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street, EH11 1BG. Mondays 10am to 4pm. 
  • Dundas Street Citizens' Advice Bureau, 58 Dundas Street, EH3 6QZ. Tuesday 10am to 4pm.

The Advice Shop

Address: Advice Shop, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

Telephone: 0131 200 2360

Fax: 0131 529 4828