Council services at Christmas and New Year
Find out about Council services over the festive period below.
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)
Find out where there is free parking on the festive public holidays.
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:
All other Council emergencies:
0131 200 2000 / 0800 0325968
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.
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.
The Nelson Monument will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.
- 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
0800 9177 650
0800 555 111
0345 988 1188
0800 40 40 90
0800 111 999
Power cut to your area:
0800 0778 778
0800 027 1234