I know that many people across the South of Scotland are struggling with the soaring energy bills, rising mortgage and borrowing rates and increases in the cost of essentials such as rent, food, transport, broadband and cost of school.

As well as urging the Scottish Government to do more to alleviate the impact of the crisis, I am also working to help constituents obtain the advice, information and support they need to help them get through this winter and beyond.

On this page I have pulled together various helpful sources of advice and information, as well as some practical tips for helping households to save money during this crisis:

General Advice and Information

Energy & Utilities

Personal Finance, Benefits & Debt



Health & Wellbeing

If you need further help or support with anything related to the cost of living or issues I may be able to help with please do not hesitate to contact me at