Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is running a cost of living support campaign with relevant information and help on all aspects of the cost of living crisis. Find out more about the campaign on the Scottish Government’s website.

Local Authorities

Councils are providing a range of information and practical assistance to households and businesses in their area. Here are relevant links to councils across the South Scotland Region:

East Lothian Council

Midlothian Council

Scottish Borders Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Dumfries & Galloway Council

East Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire Council

Citizens Advice 

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is running a cost-of-living campaign to help consumers navigate their way through the crisis and obtain the support they need with issues such as energy, food and housing costs. Find out more about the campaign and the help available on the charity’s website or call its advice helpline on 0800 028 1456.

Local CABs

The Citizens Advice Network has local bureaux operating in many areas across South Scotland:

Haddington CAB

Peebles & District CAB

Central Borders CAB

Roxburgh & Berwickshire CAB

Clydesdale CAB

East Ayrshire CAB

Dumfries & Galloway CAB

Advice Direct Scotland

Scotland’s largest digital advice agency, Advice Direct Scotland provides advice and information on wide range of issues, including energy, money, postal and consumer issues. Find out more on their website or call the energy advice line on 0808 196 8660.

Age Scotland

Age Scotland is the charity for people over the age of 50. Its website provides a wide range of practical advice, information and support for older people and it also has a free helpline – 0800 12 44 222.


Consumer champion Which? provides a wide range of advice and tips on savings for consumers, especially on personal finance, energy and broadband. Find further information on its website.