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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 Next Generation Text are welcome.

British Sign Language

ContactScotland_logocontactScotland – BSL: Scotland’s online BSL interpreting service

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.

Other languages or formats

Information on how to use the browseAloud tool to assist in reading our website and linked documents in other languages, or to use the listening function is available on our Other languages and formats page.

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 
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.   


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 Thistle House on Haymarket Terrace.
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.
Firms registered to carry out legal aid work

Some firms who are registered to carry out legal aid work have provided us with accessibility information about their office. If applicable, you can find this information in the Accessibility tab on our Solicitor Finder.

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

26, Nov, 2015

Office closed for St Andrews Day bank holiday - Monday 30 November

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24, Nov, 2015

SLAB signs Corporate Parent pledge

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16, Nov, 2015

St Andrews Day Bank Holiday and payments schedule

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11, Nov, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

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04, Nov, 2015

SLAB to develop and implement new sustainable accreditation model for advice providers

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30, Oct, 2015

Criminal Courts Practice Note No 3 of 2015 - Sheriff Court Solemn Procedure

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30, Oct, 2015

£7,500 confiscation order against ex-Advocate

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27, Oct, 2015

Conference explores the developing role advice services play in tackling inequalities

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23, Oct, 2015

Success of joint-funding approach sees projects extended into 2016

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02, Oct, 2015

Legal aid review plan published

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20, Aug, 2015

Positive feedback on Solicitor Contact Line

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30, Jun, 2015

New Parliamentary regulations remove restriction on ABWOR in Double Jeopardy cases

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22, Apr, 2015

Lindsay Montgomery to retire as SLAB’s Chief Executive

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16, Mar, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

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