Key information about office closures and contact details during upcoming public holidays.

Offices, libraries and community centres

The following council offices will be closed on Friday 16 and Monday 19 September:

  • John Muir House (Council Headquarters), Haddington
  • Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

All other area offices, libraries (including the John Gray Centre) and community centres will be over the weekend (including Saturday 17 September).

Bins and recycling

Please present your bins and recycling as normal if it is your scheduled collection day.

Recycling centres are due to be open.

Registration of births, deaths and marriages

The Registration service will be closed on Friday 16 and Monday 19 September. For emergencies call 01875 612818.

Social work emergencies

For social work emergencies please call 01875 824309.

Housing emergencies

For emergency housing repairs please call 01875 612818.

For the Homeless Hotline please freephone 0800 169 1611.

Scottish Welfare Fund

Scottish Welfare Fund Team will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 15 September until 9am on Tuesday 20 September.   Scottish Welfare Fund applications can be made online 24/7 at

Road Services and Transportation

Please contact 01875 612818 for all road and transportation emergencies

Brunton Theatre and Box Office

The Brunton and Box Office will be closed on Friday 16 and Monday 19 September but will be open on Saturday 19 September. Please visit


The John Gray Centre Museum will close from Friday 16 to Monday 19 September, opening again on Tuesday 20 September. Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, John Muir’s Birthplace and Prestongrange Museum will be closed on Monday 19 September.  For more information please visit:

Published: Wednesday, 14th September 2022