Making it easier to access our services

Information on accessibility when contacting us, using our website and visiting our premises.


Our general number is 0131 226 7061. Calls by BT Text Relay Direct are welcome.

Our website

We want our website to be as easy to use as possible. If you have any problems using it please let us know by calling 0131 226 7061 or emailing

Text size

Throughout the website the text can be made larger by using the text sizer at the top of each page OR go to “View” in your tool bar at the top of the page then click on “text size” to choose your preference.

Let us know what you think 

We have tried hard to make this website as easy to use as possible. However, if you have any comments or feedback please email 

Using your keyboard to move around the website 
  • Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll up and down a page.

  • To jump from the top to the bottom of the pages use the page up and page down buttons.

  • Use the tab button to go to the next form field, or hold down shift and press tab if you want to go back to the previous one. 

Opening Word or Excel documents 

If you do not have Microsoft Word or Excel you can download a free viewer from the Microsoft website (Viewers: Word or Excel). 

Opening PDF documents 

You will need to download Adobe Reader software from the Adobe website.   

Leaflets in other languages or formats


Our premises

Access to the Scottish Legal Aid Board for visitors with impaired mobility
Parking - there are parking spaces opposite the offices, and vehicles displaying a disabled driver sticker can park directly outside our headquarters at 44 Drumsheugh Gardens.
The headquarters building is accessible to people with impaired mobility. 
Access to the Scottish Legal Aid Board for visually impaired visitors and deaf or hard of hearing visitors
Support dogs - are welcome at our offices.
Induction loop - our interview room is fitted with an induction loop.
BSL signers - We have one member of staff who uses sign language. It is best to ring ahead to make an appointment and we can then ensure that both they, and the person you need to speak with about your query, are available.

The Board is committed to the promotion of equality and to tackling discrimination - more information

16, Apr, 2014

Children’s Duty Scheme – Easter arrangements

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16, Apr, 2014

Review of publicly funded legal assistance

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16, Apr, 2014

Easter opening hours and payments schedule

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10, Apr, 2014

Court and Police Station Duty Schemes Update

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09, Apr, 2014

Phone lines are fully operational

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08, Apr, 2014

Ongoing issue with phone services

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08, Apr, 2014

Issue with our phone system

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28, Mar, 2014

Legal Aid Online

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26, Mar, 2014

End of financial year payment dates for the profession

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24, Mar, 2014

Scottish Legal Aid Board joins Earth Hour 2014

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14, Mar, 2014

Advocate Mark Strachan sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraud and attempted fraud

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03, Jan, 2014

Additional £280,000 for SLAB’s Making Advice Work programme

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27, Sep, 2013

Annual Report 2012-2013

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