We will close most of our local offices at 4pm on Monday 24 December 2018 (payments desks will close at 12 noon) and reopen at normal opening times on Thursday 3 January 2019.

However, Customer Services within Brunton Hall in Musselburgh and the reception at John Muir House in Haddington will be open:

  • 9am-5pm on Thursday 27 December
  • 9am-4pm on Friday 28 December
  • 9am-4pm on Monday 31 December

Please note no payments will be accepted at John Muir House, Haddington during this time.

Registration of births, deaths and marriages

Haddington and Musselburgh offices will be closed on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January and Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Open normal working hours in both offices on 27, 28 and 31 December 2018 – appointments necessary.

Call 0131 653 5225 / 5226 (Brunton Hall, Musselburgh)

01620 827308 / 7970 (John Muir House, Haddington)

Social work emergencies

In cases of Social work emergencies contact Emergency Social Care Services on 01875 824309.

Housing emergencies

Housing Repair Emergencies only – 01875 612818.

Homeless Hotline – FREEPHONE 0800 169 1611.

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund Team telephone lines will close at 2.00pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019 at 9 am.

However, the office will be open from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Monday 31 December 2018 to deal with any crisis grant applications made during the office closure. Scottish welfare fund applications can be made 24/7 online and any claims received will be dealt with during office hours.

If you are in crisis whilst the office is closed, please contact Emergency Social Care Service on 01875 824309.

Roads and Transport

In an emergency, please contact 01875 612818.

Bins and recycling

For information on food waste, recycling and non recyclable waste; garden waste collections; Christmas trees and Recycling Centre opening times over the festive period, see Seasonal waste and recycling arrangements.

Brunton Theatre Box Office

  • Monday 24 December: 10am-5.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December: Closed
  • Thursday 27 December: 10am-7.30pm
  • Friday 28 December: 10am-5.30pm
  • Saturday 29 December: 10am-7.30pm
  • Monday 31 December: 10am-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 1 January and Wednesday 2 January: Closed

Libraries, museums and community centres

Please check with individual Centres.

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