About Us

Clydesdale Citizens Advice Bureau, with its main office based in Lanark, has evolved over the years from a very small “advice centre” to a full Citizens Advice Bureau having over thirty staff and volunteers.

We provide a generalist advice service on all areas of civil law as they apply to Scotland including advice on: benefits, debt, employment, finances, relationships, housing, health, tax, travel and utilities.

Specialist advice is also available for issues around: budgeting, debt, complaints about the NHS and we have a lay representation service in Lanark Sheriff Court.

Our volunteers have expertise in IT, administration, social policy and general advice. All our advisers follow a professional 12-week long, in-house training and undergo further training as things change, in order that the advice that we give is always up to date. We always welcome new volunteers!

Our Citizens Advice Bureau is a local independent, registered charity, responsible for securing the funding necessary to deliver our service. The Bureau is run by a board of directors, representing organisations in the local community, who ensure that our services are relevant to our clients.


The service provided by Clydesdale Citizens Advice Bureau aims:

  • To provide the advice people need for the problems they face.
  • To improve the social policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone living or working in the Clydesdale area on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Get to know more about our umbrella charities, Citizens Advice UK and Citizens Advice Scotland.