Council services at Christmas and New Year

Find out about Council services over the festive period below.

Bin collections

Find out about your bin collections over Christmas and New Year.

Out of hours social care services

You should contact the out of hours team in emergencies on evenings, weekends and public holidays

0800 731 6969 / 00441315538286 (from outside UK)

Parking

Find out where there is free parking on the festive public holidays.

Emergency housing

You should call our out of hours service if you need any emergency housing on an evening, weekend or public holiday

0800 032 5968.

Anti-social Noise from Neighbours:

101

All other Council emergencies:

0131 200 2000 / 0800 0325968

Libraries 

Libraries will be open as normal on Saturday 23 December. They will be closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December and reopen on Wednesday 27 December. Libraries will close again on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January and then reopen as normal from Wednesday 3 January.

You can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers throughout the holidays from Your Library.

Museums

All museum venues will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Museum of Edinburgh and Queensferry Museum will be closed 27 December and 3 January.

The Museum of Childhood is closed until March for a refurb, so will not be open at all during this period.

The Scott Monument will be closed on the 25 and 26 December. The monuments opening hours on the 1 January are 10am to 4pm.

Monuments

The Nelson Monument will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Public toilets

  • 24 December 2017 all toilets close at 5pm
  • 25 December 2017 all toilets closed
  • 26 December 2017 city centre toilets open from 11am to 5pm
  • 27 December to 30 December 2017 all toilets open as normal
  • 31 December 2017 all toilets close at 5pm
  • 1 January 2018 city centre and South Queensferry toilets open from 11am to 5pm
  • 2 January 2018 city centre toilets open from 11am to 5pm
  • 3 January 2018 all toilets close at 5pm
  • 4 January 2018 all toilets open as normal

Other useful numbers

Alcoholics Anonymous:

0800 9177 650

Crimestoppers:

0800 555 111 

Floodline:

0345 988 1188

Electricity:

0800 40 40 90 

Gas leaks:

0800 111 999 

NHS24:

111 

Power cut to your area:

105

Scottish Water:

0800 0778 778 

The Samaritans:

116 123 

Women's Aid:

0800 027 1234

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