Community facilities update

Accessing our facilities

For essential and emergency customer enquiries only, Customer Access Points will be operating at the following locations:

  • Brunton Hall, Musselburgh – 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm (Monday to Friday)
  • John Muir House, Haddington – 10am to 12 noon (Monday to Friday)

This approach will enable deep cleaning to be carried out at regular intervals to ensure that public access is safe. 

In the interests of everyone’s wellbeing, visitors will be asked to ‘self screen’ on arrival and maintain social distance.

All other council offices are closed.

Bistro at the Brunton

The Bistro is closed until further notice, but is offering a delivery service on a selected menu on Fridays.

Free delivery is available within a 7 mile radius of The Bistro, on orders over £20.

For more information visit The Bistro on Facebook

Brunton Theatre

The latest Government advice is for the public to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other social venues. The Brunton teams are currently working as quickly as they can with their promoters to reschedule many of their events until later in the year and will provide an update on our events as soon as this becomes available.

Where performances are rescheduled customer bookings will automatically be carried over to the new date.  The box office will be in touch to advise customers of new dates and if they are unable to attend, they will be offered a credit voucher to the value of the tickets subject to a stated time period. Refunds may also be offered.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

For the latest updates please visit The Brunton’s twitter and Facebook pages.

Libraries and community centres

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we are having to reduce the council's buildings in operation. This will allow us to move our available staff to focus on priorities such as supporting local community resilience arrangements and to assist the most vulnerable people living in East Lothian’s communities. There has been an exceptional response by volunteers and our Connected Communities teams will be supporting this resilience effort on the ground. All community centres and libraries are now closed to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Did you know that you can access a wide range of online resources through our library service, including e-books and e-audiobooks, e-newspapers and digital comics, and films? Visit our libraries homepage to find out more.

Public toilets

All public toilets remain closed. 

Haddington Town House

Please be aware the Haddington Town House is now closed for both council and external use. Any meeting bookings will need to be cancelled or rearranged for possible remote working.

Museums and archives

ALL East Lothian Council Museums will shut until further notice:

  • John Muir’s Birthplace
  • John Gray Centre Museum
  • Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery (currently closed for the winter season)
  • Prestongrange Museum (currently closed for the winter season)

Musselburgh Museum and the Coastal Communities Museum are also shut until further notice. 

The John Gray Centre Archives Centre is also closed.

Sports facilities/enjoyleisure

Following the First Minister's announcement today we are updating information on access for bowling, tennis and golf. Find out more.

All enjoyleisure facilities will temporarily close from 5pm 20 March 2020. Find out more from enjoyleisure.