September weekend closure information.

The following Council offices will be closed on Friday 18 and Monday 21 September:

  • John Muir House (Council Headquarters), Haddington. 
  • Brunton Hall, Musselburgh.
  • All other Area Offices, Libraries, Community Centres, Brunton Theatre and Box Office will also be closed over this weekend.

Registration of births, deaths and marriages

The Registration service will be closed on Friday 18 and Monday 21 September. This service will resume on Tues 22 September and will continue to hold remote Birth, Death and Still-birth appointments by telephone. All marriage documentation can be posted to the Registrar’s office at the John Gray Centre, Haddington. A Registrar can be contacted (for emergencies) by calling 01875 612818.

Questions, comments and enquiries should be directed to or 01620 827308.

Social Work Emergencies

In cases of Social Work Emergencies please call 01875 824309

Housing Emergencies

Housing Repair Emergencies only – 01875 612818

Homeless Hotline – FREEPHONE 0800 169 1611

Scottish Welfare Fund

Scottish Welfare Fund Team will be unavailable from 3pm on Thursday 17 September until 10am on Tuesday 22 September. If you are in crisis during this period, please contact Emergency Social Care Services on 01875 824309. Make a Scottish Welfare Fund application.

Road Services/Transportation

Please contact 01875 612818 for all Road and Transportation emergencies.


Dunbar Town House, John Muir Birthplace and Prestongrange will be open. Book your museum visit.

COVID Helpine

The Helpline, 01875 824300, is open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm. View further information about the impact of covid on services.

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Published: Friday, 4th September 2020