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Office of the Public Guardian


The Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland has a general function to supervise those individuals who have been appointed to manage the financial or property affairs of adults who lack the capacity to do so for themselves. The office is based in Falkirk and covers the whole of Scotland.

This site tells you about us and also provides a single access point for information relating to the financial provisions contained in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 namely:

  • Part 1 - Investigation of concerns
  • Part 2 - Powers of Attorney
  • Part 3 - Access to Funds
  • Part 6 - Guardianship and Intervention Orders
Office of the Public Guardian

Contact Details

Postal address

The Office of the Public Guardian,
Hadrian House,
Callendar Business Park,
Callendar Road,
Falkirk,
FK1 1XR

 

Main telephone

01324 678300

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Fiona Brown

DX

550360 Falkirk 3

Fax

01324 678301

Email

opg@scotcourts.gov.uk

Accessibility contact

If you want to contact us using text relay please follow the guidance at this link -  the Next Generation Text Service

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available.  To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required. This service is NOT available during actual court proceedings.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions

Please use journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

A bus stop is located approximately five minutes walk from the Office of the Public Guardian. First Bus operates a regular service to and from Falkirk bus station at ten-minute intervals. The majority of services 38, 83 and 84 stop at the business park.

By rail

There are two main train stations in Falkirk; Falkirk High Station and Falkirk Grahamston. Both stations provide regular services to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The office is located approximately five minutes drive from either station.

Please see scotrail or national rail enquiries for more information.

By taxi

Taxis are available from taxi ranks in Falkirk Town Centre.

On Arrival

When you arrive call at reception on the first floor. There are lifts and disabled access. Language line and text relay facilities will be available within the office.

Facilities

When you arrive call at reception on the first floor. There are lifts and disabled access. Language line and text relay facilities will be available within the office.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Public Holidays

2019

January 1. 2
April 19, 22
May 6
July 1
August 5
September 9
December 2, 24*, 25, 26

* half day

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

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