South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau (SWACAB)

Provide information and advice to people living in the local area

Services provided:

They cover the whole of the South West of Aberdeenshire, from the border with Aberdeen at Westhill right out to the upper Dee and Don valleys, providing free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information.

Information on:-

  • Housing
  • Welfare benefits
  • Debt
  • Employment etc.
  • Money advice
  • Fuel and energy advice
  • Consumer issues
  • Help with form filling
  • Signposting to other agencies.

Offices at Westhill, Banchory, Aboyne and outreach appointments also available at Alford, Ballater, Braemar, Strathdon and Tarland

Opening hours:


Monday: Specialists only
Tuesday: 9.30am – 12.30pm and from 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 12.30 and from 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday: Specialists only
Friday am – specialists only, then from 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Banchory Outreach
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.00am – 1.00pm (appointments only)

Aboyne Outreach
Thursday from 10.00am – 1.00pm (appointments only)

Alford Outreach
Tuesday from 10.00am – 1.00pm (appointments only).


Suite 2 (First Floor Offices)
Westhill Shopping Centre
Old Skene Road
AB32 6RL

Phone: 01224 74 77 14

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