More people facing financial difficulties

More people in Dumfries and Galloway are facing financial crisis- CAB Photo: ITV Border

Figures released by the Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed more people than ever in Dumfries and Galloway are facing financial problems.

The service dealt with 27,000 cases last year - nearly half of those involved older or disabled people - or families on low incomes struggling with the benefits system.

The second biggest issue was debt - with average debt levels running at around 19 thousand pounds.

The Bureau, which offers free and confidential advice says the rate of demand for their service is worrying.