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

Offices, libraries and community centres

The following council offices will be closed on Monday 24 October.

  • John Muir House (Council Headquarters), Haddington
  • Brunton Hall, Musselburgh
  • all other area offices, libraries (including The John Gray Centre)

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 Monday 24 October . 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 unavailable on Monday 24 October. 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 Monday 24 October. Please visit


Dunbar Town House, John Gray Centre, John Muir Birthplace and Prestongrange will be closed Monday 24 October.  For more information please visit:

Published: Monday, 17th October 2022