The Orkney Citizens Advice Bureau is independent, and offers free and confidential advice as well as information on a large range of subject, and is open to everyone who lives or works in Orkney. The advice and information, advocacy and representation is provided by trained volunteers supported by the professional advice, information provision and consultancy services of Citizens Advice Scotland.

The Bureau can be found at:

Anchor Buildings
6 Bridge Street
KW15 1HR

Telephone: 01856 875266

Orkney CAB operates an appointments only service. You can make an appointment to see an Adviser by contacting the Bureau's reception either in person, email: [email protected], or by telephone: 01856 875266


Reception Opening Times are:

Monday 10.00 am - 2pm
Tuesday 10.00 am - 2pm
Wednesday 10.00 am - 2pm
Thursday 10.00 am - 2pm
Friday 10.00 am - 2pm

If calling outwith these hours, please leave a message on our answer phone, or make an enquiry online and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


The main subjects that the Orkney Citizens Advice Bureau advise on are:

  • Debt
  • Benefits
  • Employment
  • Housing

Additionally, we also provide assistance with a variety of other subjects including legal matters, immigration, family issues, problems with neighbours, taxes, health, relationships and consumer issues.

In order to do this we will:

  • Listen fully to all our clients and try and solve the whole problem
  • Give clients up-to-date information
  • Explain clients' rights
  • Interpret complex jargon
  • Fill in any required forms
  • Explore and discus various possible options
  • Calculate entitlement to benefits
  • Negotiate with merchants, landlords, employers, ex-employers and creditors
  • Refer a client to another service if we cannot provide full assistance
  • Help clients come to terms with their situation when issues cannot be resolved
  • Satisfy our clients with the service they receive. If clients are not satisfied, we will endeavour to make the necessary improvements
  • Make a record of a client's enquiry and what they decide to do. Only the client can see this record. We keep it securely locked up

In addition, a lot of useful information and advice may be obtained by visiting the CAB Advice Guide or via our Links page

Orkney CAB is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No. 174432

Registered Office: Anchor Buildings, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR

Recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity No. SCO26265



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