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Postal address

The Scottish Legal Aid Board
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5HE

Map and directions

Opening times

Please note: Our flexible working arrangements allow for a broad bandwidth of working hours. However, the times listed above are when our service can be guaranteed and expected.

Telephone calls


Legal aid information line - 0845 122 8686 (open 7am to 11pm but services available vary depending on time - see below for details).

You can call our legal aid information line to find out:

Please note that we do not provide legal advice but can refer you to a solicitor. For other legal matters, call us on 0131 226 7061 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Financial Assessment Unit - 0845 123 2330 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).

If you have specific questions about any legal aid forms that you need to complete and financial eligibility for legal aid, you can also call our Financial Assessment Unit.

Contact details for use by the legal profession

We have two separate addresses depending on the type of mail you are sending:

Applications mail

DX    DX555251, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post    LP1 Edinburgh 7
Post    PO Box No 17463, Edinburgh EH12 1LR

For any other mail, use our general mail addresses:

DX    DX555250, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post    LP2 Edinburgh 7
Post    Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE

Media queries: Journalists please call 0131 240 1887. This number is only for media enquiries.


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