Celebrating 50 years of advice

Friday September 23rd 2016

Dalkeith CAB at 50

From left to right, Susan Bowes Bureau Manager at Dalkeith CAB, Owen Thompson Midlothian MP, Colin Beattie Midlothian MSP, Julie Podet, Manager at Dalkeith CAB

In the summer of 1966 Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau opened it’s door for the first time to the residents of Midlothian. Fifty years on the bureau’s staff, board and local people came together to celebrate it’s birthday at the magnificent Dalkeith Corn Exchange building.

Perhaps underlining the importance of the Citizens Advice Bureau to the local area Midlothian’s MSP and MP both spoke at the event.

Owen Thompson MP said “The recent issues with Concentrix and the impact that has had on local people highlights the importance of the work of the Dalkeith CAB. Their straightforward advice has helped so many people over the years. I know I send many of my constituents to the CAB and this joint working is for the benefit of all.”

Colin Beattie MSP said “Back in 1966 in the days of Twiggy, the Beatles and some football tournament the Dalkeith CAB was born. Since then the people of Midlothian have seen the good, the bad and the bumpy times and the Citizens Advice Bureau has been there to help them and that is down to the dedication of the staff and the board.”

Dalkeith CAB at 50 Cake

Julie Podet, Manager at Dalkeith CAB, left, and Susan Bowes Bureau Manager at Dalkeith CAB, hold the ‘Dalkeith CAB at 50’ birthday cake.

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