Welcome to the
Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland

This site tells you about our role and provides a single information point about financial provisions contained in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

We have a statutory responsibility in Scotland to supervise people appointed to make financial or property decisions on behalf of an incapable adult. We also register continuing or welfare powers of attorney under the terms of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.