Information and guidance on East Lothian Council office closures for Easter Public Holiday 2024

All area offices will be closed on Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April.

Registration of births, deaths and marriages
East Lothian Registrar’s Office will be closed on Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April .
For Emergencies call 01875 612818.

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 Financial Support Team will be closed from 5.00pm on Thursday 28 March until 9.00am on Tuesday 2 April 2024.

Scottish Welfare Fund applications can be made online 24/7 at during the closure and will be dealt with as soon as possible on the teams return.

If you’re struggling with cost of living increases and need help, check out our leaflet ‘Helping with the cost of living crisis’ at

Road Services / Transportation

Please contact 01875 612818 for all Road and Transportation emergencies.

Brunton Theatre
Will be closed on Friday, 29 March and Monday 1 April but the Box Office will be open on Saturday 30th March 11am to 3pm.

All Libraries will be closed from Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April inclusive.

Please check the website

Community Centres
Please check the website

Waste Services
Please check with individual Recycling Centre on the website Bins and recycling | East Lothian Council   Report a problem, apply for a service or make a payment online at

Published: Wednesday, 27th March 2024