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Out of hours emergency service

If you need an urgent community care service, outside office hours, please call 03456 08 12 06. This service is available from 5pm to 9am weekdays and all weekend. How we can help The team is there to help anyone experiencing personal or family problems that reach a crisis at nights, weekends or bank holidays. They provide an emergency social work ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/out-of-hours-emergency-service/

Protection and support

Contains information on Child protection, Domestic or partner abuse, Adult protection and support, Adults with incapacity, Out of hours emergency service.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/protection-and-support/

Community care

Contains information on Living independently, Protection and support, Caring for others, Financial support, Getting around, Community care policies and strategies.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/

News centre

Our communications team is available by phone or email to answer media enquiries. Our main media line is open from 09:00 to 17:00 each week day, and we have an out-of-hours line for use in emergency situations. We monitor our news inbox and our social media channels regularly between the same hours. Please note, special arrangements will be in plac...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/news/

Contact Roads Team

To report road defects or street lighting faults: Report online Telephone:03456 081205 (7.00am to 6.30pm) Twitter: @AbshireHelp To report gritting or snow clearing issues: Report online Telephone: 03456 081205 (7.00am to 6.30pm) To report damage to a bridge: Email: bridges@aberdeenshire.gov.uk For out of hours emergencies contact Police Scot...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/contact-us/

Services for people affected by domestic abuse

Our social work service provides a number of services for people who are affected by domestic abuse. We work in partnership with other agencies, health services, police and the voluntary sector to provide a broad range of mainstream and specialised services. Mainstream services are services which are provided to people with a range of different nee...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/services-for-people-affected-by-domestic-abuse/

Register a birth

If a child is born in Scotland, the birth must be registered within 21 days. Parent(s) have the freedom to register the birth at any Registration office in Scotland. Please note that if you wish to register the birth of your child at any of the Aberdeenshire Registration Offices then you must call in advance to make an appointment.   Should you hav...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/births/birth-registration/

Occasional extension of licensing hours

Use this application to apply for an extension on your licence hours. You can only ask for extended hours if you hold premises licence. Occasional extension is considered appropriate by local Licensing Board in cases of: a special event or occasion to be catered for on the premises a special event of local or national significance Where the Board...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/occasional-extension-of-licensing-hours/

Late hours catering licence

Any person, company, partnership or other body operating a business requires a late hours catering licence for the use of premises serving food between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am for the sale to or consumption by members of the public, either on or off the premises. We may impose conditions on the licence, including conditions fixing the days ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/late-hours-catering-licence/

Children and Families teams

Who we are Children and Families teams deal with the issues and problems experienced by vulnerable children and families in our communities. There are diverse reasons why social work become involved with a family.  It's usually because the needs of children aren't met in their home and community.   What we do We work with children and their ca...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/children-and-families-teams/

Social work offices and family centres

Find your nearest social work office or family resource centre. Social work offices are open to the public. Access to family resource centres is by referral only, they aren’t open to the public. You can contact your local office using the contact details in the list below or by emailing us at social.work@aberdeenshire.gov.uk. Out of hours emergency...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/local-social-work-office-family-centre/

The Revenue Budget 2014- 2019

The Revenue Budget debated by Councillors on 13 February 2014. The Equality Impact Assessments for each service which were carried out in relation to the budget for 2014-15 are available below. Chief Executive CE Area Managers Budget Report EIA (pdf 42kb)   Corporate Services Arcadia (pdf 49kb) Benefits (pdf 48kb) Communications (p...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/the-revenue-budget-2014-2019/

Health and Social Care

The way adult health and social care services are delivered in Aberdeenshire is changing. These services will be provided by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership - a partnership of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian – from 1 April 2016. A joint board is being set up to manage adult health and social care services. The council and he...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/health-and-social-care/

Community care services

Find out about the community care and specialist services available for people who have a range of different care needs. These services can help you, or the person you care for. Includes information about other agencies and voluntary organisations that also provide support. Call 03456 08 12 06 if you're experiencing personal or family problems that...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/available-services/

Adult protection and support

We all know that children need to be protected but sometimes adults, due to their vulnerabilities, need to be protected too. Adult protection is everyone's responsibility. What you need to know The rights of every individual Who are adults at risk? What is harm? Where does harm take place? What to do and who to contact What support is available? ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/protection-and-support/adult-protection-and-support/

Renting sheltered housing

Sheltered Housing allows older people or people with particular needs to live independently, with the right support, in a comfortable and secure environment. It also gives the opportunity for social contact and companionship, but equally respects an individual’s right to privacy. Security and peace of mind are offered through an alarm system and a ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-sheltered-housing/

How do I get help at home?

Care at home service What is care at home? Is care at home the same as free personal care? Who is entitled to care at home? How do I arrange care at home services for myself, a relative or friend? Can I manage my own budget for care at home? Aberdeenshire Responders for Care at Home (ARCH) How do I get help at home with meals? How much do I have t...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/how-do-i-get-help-at-home/

Occasional Extensions Adverts

Please go to the Board most relevant to you to view published details of applications submitted for occasional extensions. Anyone wishing to lodge an objection, representation or letter of support in respect of these applications must do so within 7 days of the date of the application being published here. Please refer to the individual adverts for...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/occasional-extensions-adverts/

Nearest Libraries

Contains information on Find your local library, Mobile libraries.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/

Recycling Centres and Points

Contains information on Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Opening Times, Materials that can be Recycled, Recycling Centres and Points.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling-centres-and-points/

Contact us

Contains information on Fill in contact form, Local offices, Contact by phone, Have your say.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/

Housing

Contains information on Housing options, Private housing, Tenant information, Homelessness, Find your local Housing office, Apply for housing, Affordable housing, Pay your housing rent, Housing policies and strategies, Gypsy/Travellers.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/

Libraries

Contains information on Library catalogue, Find your nearest library, Using the library, Finding Information, Young People, Information for readers, Computers in libraries, Music and DVD, Learners, Join a library, Library Events, View information resources.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/

Local libraries

Contains information on Aberchirder, Aboyne, Alford, Aberdeenshire Libraries headquarters, Ballater, Balmedie, Banchory, Banff, Boddam, Bracoden, Cairnbulg, Cruden Bay, Ellon, Fettercairn, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Insch, Inverbervie, Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Macduff, Mearns, Meldrum, Mintlaw, New Pitsligo, Newmachar, Newtonhill, Peterhead, Portlethen, Portsoy, Rosehearty, Stonehaven, Strichen, Turriff, Westhill, Whitehills.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/

Antisocial behaviour

Contains information on Reporting Antisocial Behaviour, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, Community Mediation, Graffiti.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/antisocial-behaviour/

A2B dial-a-bus

Contains information on Alford, Central Buchan, Deeside, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie, Kincardine and Mearns, Peterhead, Strathdon, Turriff, Westhill, View A2B service updates, Ellon, Collieston, Insch, Inverurie Rural.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/

Caravan Parks

Contains information on Alford - Haughton Caravan Park, Ballater Caravan Park, Banff Links Caravan Park, Fraserburgh - Esplanade Caravan Park, Inverbervie Caravan Park, Mintlaw - Aden Caravan Park, Peterhead Lido Caravan Park, Portsoy Caravan Park, Stonehaven - Queen Elizabeth Caravan Park, Turriff Caravan Park.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/caravan-parks/

Other

Contains information on Disposal of Asbestos - Domestic Properties, Seasonal Garden Waste Recycling Points, Garden Waste.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/other/

Events

Contains information on View local events, Submit an Event, Inspiring Aberdeenshire, Organising public events.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/events/

Licensing Boards and forums

Contains information on Licensing Board - North, Licensing Board - Central, Licensing Board - South, Local licensing forums.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/forums/

Funding

Contains information on Funding from Aberdeenshire Council, Area Committee Funding, Community Partnerships, Community Groups, Council Funding, Aberdeenshire Educational Trusts, Gordon Leisure Projects Trust, Funding Scotland, Funding from Aberdeenshire Council Social Work, Lottery Funding, Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund, Awards For All, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, sportscotland Lottery Fund, The Public Pound Procedures, Capacity grants.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/

Homelessness

Contains information on Prevention Assessment, Am I homeless?, Homelessness Assessment, Homelessness Section 11 Notice, Your rights, Support and Information Services.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/homelessness/

Fishing

Contains information on Fishing, Alford, Inverurie, Kintore, Trout and Salmon Fishing on the River Don, Flies and Tactics, Seasons and Permits, Angling Catch Records, 2017 Salmon and Sea Trout Conservation Policy.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/fishing/

Tenant information

Contains information on Energy efficiency, Healthy, safe and secure home, House sales, Improvement works, Moving house, Neighbourhood issues, Rent and service charges, Repairs and maintenance, Tenancy agreement, Tenant participation, Significant Performance Failure.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/

Housing options

Contains information on Buying a property, Renting a property, Apply for housing.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/

Report a Council Tax change

Report a Council Tax change if you are moving house, moving in with someone or if you are a Landlord who wishes to report a change of tenancy.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/council-tax/

Help and access to information

Contains information on Terms and disclaimer, Accessibility, Cookies, Open data, Make a freedom of information request.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/

Licensing

Contains information on Apply for a licence, permit or permission, Licensing Boards - alcohol licences, Appeal or object to a licence application, Public events advice.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/

Public Toilets

Formartine Listed alphabetically with details on location, staffing and disabled access. Balmedie Disabled Access Yes Attendant   Opening Hours April - September - 8.00am - 8.00pm Sundays 10am-5pm Baby Changing No Balmedie - South Toilet Block, Balmedie Country Park Disabled Access   Attendant No Opening Hours Seasonal Baby Changing  ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/formartine/

Births

Contains information on Register a birth, Naming Ceremonies.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/births/

Commercial Refuse and Recycling Collections

Contains information on Trade Waste Collection Charges, Reducing Waste at Work, Trade Waste Help and Advice, Contact Us, Trade Waste, Trade Waste Collections, Trade Recycling Service.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/commercial-refuse-and-recycling-collections/

myAberdeenshire

Our online account, myAberdeenshire, offers a range of services from automatic alerts for jobs through bin collection dates to school meal payments. These can all be accessed by signing into myAberdeenshire. myAberdeenshire is powered by myaccount. This means that we use myaccount as an authentication method when you register or sign in. The myacco...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/my/

Parks and Open Spaces

Contains information on Parks and Open Spaces, Parks and Open spaces in Banff and Buchan, Parks and Open Spaces in Buchan, Parks and Open Spaces in Formartine, Parks and Open Spaces in the Garioch area, Parks and Open Spaces in the Kincardine and Mearns Area, Parks and Open Spaces in the Marr Area, Tree Issues, Customer Feedback Form, Circuses and Funfairs, Open Space Strategy Audit, Banff and Buchan Open Space Audit, Buchan Open Space Audit, Formartine Open Space Audit, Garioch Open Space Audit, Kincardine and Mearns Open Space Audit, Marr Open Space Audit.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/parks-and-open-spaces/

Living independently

Contains information on Community care services, How to get help, Who qualifies for help, Self-directed support, Help at home, Can't manage at home, Community alarm or telecare, Shared Lives scheme, Accommodation, Day care for older people, Day care services for adults with disabilities, Inclusive Day services - Enabling Aberdeenshire the Big IDEA, Day service base closures, Employability service, Further education opportunities, Feeling lonely, Make your views heard.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/

Public Transport

Contains information on Fares and ticketing, Concessionary travel, Public transport policies, strategies and contracts, Public transport guides, Area Bus Forums, Contact us, Bus information, Community transport, Real Time Passenger Information, A2B Dial-a-bus.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/

Caring for others

Contains information on Support for carers, Aberdeenshire carers' support organisations, Support for young carers, Short Breaks Bureau, Carers' rights and legislation, Training and qualifications, Short breaks or respite care for adults with learning disabilities, Short breaks or respite care for older people and people with physical disabilities, Short breaks or respite care for children or young people with disabilities.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/

Public Toilets

Marr Listed alphabetically with details on location, staffing and disabled access. Aboyne - Ballater Road, AB34 5HN Disabled Access Yes Attendant No Opening Hours Summer (April - October) 8am - 8pm Winter (November - March) 8am - 5pm Sundays 10am-5pm Baby Changing No Alford - Car Park, AB33 8AE Disabled Access Yes Attendant No Opening H...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/marr/

Registration Offices

All registration offices can provide you with comprehensive services relating to family history, ceremonial services, and the registration of births, marriages and deaths.  Your home address does not restrict your choice of office so please contact the office that is most convenient to you.  All offices operate on an appointment only system. Please...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/offices/

Kinship care

Contains information on About us, What is kinship care?, Becoming an approved carer, Allowances and payments, Support, Common questions, Contact us, Events.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/kinship-care/

Renting a property

Contains information on Renting a council property, Renting from a registered landlord, Renting a private property, Renting sheltered housing, Housing support, Affordable rented housing.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/

Council service structure

Contains information on Chief Executive Service, Education and Children's Services, Business Services, Infrastructure Services, Area Managers, Health and Social Care, Service structure and Senior Management.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/

Council and democracy

Contains information on About us, Committees and meetings, Councillors, Elections, Equalities, Freedom of Information, Our budget, Public consultations, Statistics, Information and Records Management, How we make decisions, Community Empowerment.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/

Public Toilets

Banff and Buchan Listed alphabetically with details on location, staffing and disabled access. Aberchirder - Market Street, AB54 7TN Disabled Access Yes Attendant No Opening Hours Summer (April - October) 8am - 8pm Winter (November - March) 8am - 5pm Sundays 10am-5pm Baby Changing No Award 2012 - SILVER Banff - St Mary's Car Park, AB45 1AU...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/banff-and-buchan/

Public Toilets

Buchan Listed alphabetically with details on location, staffing and disabled access. Boddam - Harbour Street, AB42 3AU CLOSED.  Crimond - Logie Drive, AB43 8QR CLOSED.  Cruden Bay - Main Street, AB42 0HE Disabled Acces No Attendant No Opening Hours Summer (April - October) 8am - 8pm, Winter (November - March) 8am - 5pm Sundays 10am-5pm Baby C...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/buchan/

Public Toilets

Kincardine and Mearns Listed alphabetically with details on location, staffing and disabled access. Auchenblae, Mackenzie Avenue, AB30 1XU Disabled Access Yes Attendant No Opening Hours Summer (April - October) 8am - 8pm Winter (November - March) 8am - 5pm Sundays 10am-5pm Baby Changing No Fettercairn - The Square, AB30 1YB CLOSED.  Gourdo...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/kincardine-and-mearns/

Residential Streets

Contains information on Road services charges, Street naming and numbering, Dropped kerbs, Driveway access, Works on residential streets.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/residential-streets/

What to do if I am a...

Contains information on Developer, SRDP applicant or Forestry Manager, Metal Detectorist, Family History Researcher, Pipelines and Utilities Builder, Landowner, Archaeological Consultant.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/

Licensing Boards - alcohol licences

Contains information on Licensing Boards and forums, Current alcohol licence adverts, Contact Alcohol Licensing Standards Officers, Apply for a licence to sell alcohol, Current occasional extensions adverts, Policies.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/

Active Aberdeenshire

Contains information on How it works, View membership costs, How to join, What is included, Participating facilities, Cancelling your membership.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/active-aberdeenshire/

Business rates

Contains information on Charges, Payments, Report a change, Reductions and relief schemes, Appeals, Contact us.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/

Care and Support for Older People

Contains information on Older people social care services, Care and support at home, Community alarm or telecare, Day care services, Occupational Therapy services, Dementia services, Accommodation with care, Older people care policies and strategies.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/local-care-for-an-older-person/

Working Time Regulations

A motivated and alert work force works efficiently and effectively. When people work too many hours accidents happen, mistakes are made and nobody profits. The Working Time Regulations represent minimum standards for workers while allowing flexibility in how those standards are applied. Definitions Working time When someone is working...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/working-time-regulations/

Community Transport

Contains information on A2B dial-a-bus, Community transport services, Request mini bus hire.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/

Childcare Strategy

Contains information on Guide to working in childcare, Training, Funding for childminders, About the Childcare Strategy.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/childcare-strategy/

School admissions

Contains information on Admission to Pre-School Education, Admission to Primary One, Choosing A School, Gaelic in schools.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/information/

Children and families

Contains information on Children's Panel, Fostering, Adoption, Children's Rights service, Childcare strategy, Family Information service, Throughcare and aftercare, Kinship care, Teams, Children and families policies and strategies, Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), Child protection, Whole System Approach, Social work offices and family centres.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/

Sports

Contains information on Leisure centres and swimming pools, Find ski centres, Hire sport equipment, Sports Development, Active Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire Sports Council, Recreational fishing, Sport events.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/

Aberdeenshire Comfort Partnership Scheme

Aberdeenshire's Comfort Partnership is an initiative being developed by the Council to enhance the service offered in the area. Members of this scheme offer free of charge use of their toilet facilities, without any expectation to purchase any goods or services. - Bennachie Leisure Centre, Largie Road, Insch, AB52 6LT Opening Hours Friday 9.30...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/aberdeenshire-comfort-partnership-scheme/

School Transport

Contains information on School transport in adverse weather, Privilege school transport.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/school-transport/

Housing Benefit

Contains information on Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance, Social Sector Size Criteria, Frequently Asked Questions, Disputes and Appeals, Contact us, Change in circumstances, Benefit Fraud.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit/

Throughcare and aftercare service

Contains information on Eligibility and support, Financial support for young people, Pathways assessments, plans and coordinators, Education, training and employment, Supported accommodation, Supported Lodging scheme, Contact us.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/

Fostering

Contains information on Fostering in Aberdeenshire, Becoming a foster carer, Allowances and payments, Support and training, Foster children, Children of foster carers, Contact us, Care service inspection report.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/fostering/

Planning and building

Contains information on Building Standards, Planning Performance Framework.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/planning-and-building/

Roads and Car Parks

Contains information on Car Park Fault, Road or street light fault.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/infrastructure/

Council and Democracy

Contains information on Invite the Provost to your Event, Community Engagement Events and News.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/council-and-democracy/

Our budget

Contains information on Our financial situation, How our budget is spent, Forward planning, Financial terms explained, How our budget is funded, Revenue and Capital Budgets, Budget updates, View budget proposals.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/our-budget/

Policies

Contains information on Licensing Board Publication Schemes, Licensing - Equalities.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/policies/

Have your say

Contains information on Complaints process, Make a complaint, compliment, or comment.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/have-your-say/

Museums

Contains information on Visit a museum, View museum collections, Aberdeenshire Museum Service.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/

Elections

Contains information on UK General Election 2015, Electoral Participation, Election Results, Who Represents Me?, Voting Systems and Types of Elections, How to Vote, Where to Vote, Voters with a Disability, Contact Election Team, Reviews, Scottish Parliament Election 2016, Schools Election 2016, European Union Referendum, Banff & District and Inverurie & District By-Elections, Local Government Elections 2017, Cairngorms National Park Authority By-Election, UK General Election 2017.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/

Improvement Works

Contains information on Improvement works explained, Deciding which houses and flats are upgraded, What you need to know when your home is to be upgraded, Doing your own improvements, Capital programme of improvement works, Inspections and surveys for improvement works, Tenants Charter for House Improvements, Guides to different upgrades.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/

Benefits and grants

Contains information on Welfare Reform, Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit, Contact us, Free School Meals, Scottish Welfare Fund, Discretionary Housing Payments, School Clothing Grant, Blue Badge scheme.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/

Inverurie Town A2B Service

Inverurie Town A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service The service is open to local residents of all ages who don't live on a main bus route, and those who can't use other buses due to limited mobility. Area covered and operating times The service operates within the town of Inverurie on Mondays to...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/inverurie-town-service/

Concessionary Travel

Contains information on Scotland-wide free bus scheme (National Entitlement Card), TaxiCard, Scottish Blind Persons Travel Scheme, Young Scot National Entitlement Card.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/concessionary-travel/

Energy efficiency

Contains information on Energy efficiency explained, Fuel poverty, Save money on your fuel bills, Energy Performance Certificates, Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/energy-efficiency/

Community Asset Transfer

Contains information on Community Asset Transfer, Community Asset Transfer in Aberdeenshire (for voluntary and community organisations), Community Asset Transfer in Aberdeenshire (for managers), Community Asset Transfer in Aberdeenshire - Application Forms, Community Asset Transfer (CAT) Policy.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-asset-transfer/

Equalities

Contains information on Equality duty, Specific duties, Impact assessment, Budget process, Prejudice Incident reporting, About Equalities.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/

Council Tax Reduction

Find out if you are eligible for Council Tax Reduction. New changes from 1 April 2017 for people living in Band E, F, G or H properties.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/council-tax-benefit/

School Meals

Contains information on Aberdeenshire School Meals, Special diets, Free school meals, Primary and special school meals, Secondary school meals, Online Payment for School Meals.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/

Schools and learning

Contains information on Active Schools, Contact a school, School meals, Educational Psychology Service, Community Learning and Development, School admissions, Outdoor learning, Building improvements, Parents and carers, Aberdeenshire Life Education Centres, Music Service, School transport, School inspections, Child protection, Additional support needs, Education consultations, Work placement unit, View school term dates, Contact an area office, Research In Schools, Early Learning and Childcare, Policy and Guidelines.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/

Paying for childcare

From August 2014, the number of hours of free early learning and childcare for children aged three and four has increased from 12.5 to almost 16 hours a week. Some two year olds will also receive this free entitlement. Find out more: Changes to childcare provision (pdf 100kb) New child care entitlement for two year olds (pdf 101kb)   Here a...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/family-information-service/paying-for-childcare/

Pay and Display

On this page you will find information on the following: Scale of car parking charges How to use payment meters and cashless parking  Exemption for disabled drivers Report faulty pay and display machines Scale of charges Free parking period If you intend to park for a short period of time, within the 'free' period you still need to obtain a ticke...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/pay-and-display/

Council Tax Payments

Pay your Council Tax online, set up Direct Debit, find other ways of paying Council Tax, view information on your bill, who has responsibility for paying and what to do if you are having difficulties making payments.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/payments/

Aerial Photography

Contains information on Winter Photography, Grampian from the Air, Summer Photography, What are Cropmarks?.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/aerial-photography/

Buying a property

Contains information on Affordable housing, Low Cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT), Low cost homes for sale, Shared Ownership, Buying an existing property, Buying a new build property, Building your own property, Aberdeenshire and Moray Mid Market Tenure system.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/

Webcams

Contains information on Braemar snow gate webcam, Cairn o' Mount snow gate webcam, Stonehaven webcam.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/local/webcams/

Request it

Contains information on Library Requests, Benefits and grants, Social Care and Health, Request private water supply sample, Hire Minibus, Business, Register for Music Tuition, Freedom of Information, Apply for active schools, Apply for sport grants, Apply for SWIM Aberdeenshire, Apply for a building warrant, Request a bulky waste collection, Apply for Blue Badge.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/

Information and Records Management

Contains information on Information Management, Records Management Plan, Archive Service.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/info-and-records-mgmt/

Local Housing Offices

Find your local housing office's contact details and opening hours. You can also email us on housing@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or telephone the Contact Centre on 03456 08 12 03 Banff 34 Low StreetBanffAB45 1ANHours: 8.45am - 5pm Monday to Friday Fraserburgh 55 Mid StreetFraserburghAB43 9EPTel: 01346 514866Hours: 8.45am - 5pm Monday to Friday Huntly 23 -...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/local-housing-offices/

Aberdeenshire Libraries Headquarters

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Meldrum Meg Way Oldmeldrum AB51 0GN Telephone: 01467 532929 Email libraries@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Oldmeldrum bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 9am to 5pm Tuesday - 9am to 5pm Wednesday - 9am to 5pm Thursday - 9am to 5pm Fr...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/aberdeenshire-libraries-headquarters/

Flooding

Contains information on Flooding in Aberdeenshire, Coast Protection, Publications, Flood Warning and Information, Flood Protection Products, Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme, Huntly Flood Protection Scheme, Roles and Responsibilities, Emergency Contacts, Flood Recovery Plan 2016, Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/

Building Standards

Contains information on Contact Building Standards, Fees, Building Standards performance, View building warrant applications, Dangerous and defective buildings, Apply for a building warrant, Forms, Building warrant advice, Customer charter and feedback.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/

Family Information service

Contains information on About us, Childcare, Paying for childcare, Becoming a childminder, Pre-school information, Family support services, Play and recreational activities, Common questions, Contact us.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/family-information-service/

Bins and recycling

Contains information on Household Refuse and Recycling collections, Recycling Centres and Points, Book and Buy, Commercial Refuse and Recycling Collections, Reduce and Reuse, Garden waste, What happens to your recycling, Contact us, Report It, Glass bottles and jars.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/

Roads and travel

Contains information on Roads, Public transport, Transportation, Harbours, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, School transport, Car parking.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/

Council Tax

Find out how to pay Council Tax, report a change in circumstances, how to appeal against Council Tax charge or valuation band, view Council Tax bands, Council Tax exemptions and discounts, details on how to contact Council Tax team.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/

About us

Contains information on Customer Service Commitment, FairShare campaign, Council leadership, Council service structure, Make up of the Council, Single Outcome Agreement, Council and Service Plans and Reports, Customer Experience Panel.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/

Fuel poverty

I am worried about the increasing cost of fuel and if I will be able to afford to heat my home.   We are installing various energy efficiency measures to our properties to help cut energy loss within homes and therefore save you money.   We are committed to getting rid of fuel poverty by 2016. Fuel poverty in Scotland is defined as where: A ho...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/energy-efficiency/fuel-poverty/

Loudspeakers in the Street

Times The use of loudspeakers in the streets is banned between 9.00pm and 8.00am (the police, ambulance and fire brigade are exempt). Licensed Use Local authorities can license use outside these hours – eg for entertainment but not for advertising purposes or electioneering. Vehicles selling perishable foods may use loudspeakers between 12.00 n...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/loudspeakers-in-the-street/

Green Living

Contains information on Biodiversity Duty, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information, Reduced Use of Resources, Buying Green, Encouraging Consultation, Reducing Greenhouse Gases, North East Scotland Climate Change Partnership, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Eco Schools, Fairtrade.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/

Report it

Contains information on Council Tax - change of circumstances, Roads, street lighting or car park faults, Benefits - change in circumstances, Dog fouling incident, Report an archaeology find, Report a non-emergency housing repair, Business rates - change of circumstances, Report a comment, compliment or a complaint, Report flytipping, Report abandoned vehicles, Report invasive plants, Report a missed bin collection, Report a Blue Badge fraud.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/

Leisure, sport and culture

Contains information on Active Schools, Archaeology, Arts, Family History, Museums, Ranger Service, Sports, Swimming pools and leisure centres, Join Active Aberdeenshire, Tourists and Visitors, Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA) 2017, Capacity grants.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/

Roads

Contains information on Road maintenance, Traffic management, Residential streets, New road developments.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/

Traffic Management

Contains information on View temporary road closures and restrictions, Traffic measures, Traffic calming, Abnormal loads.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/traffic-management/

Business Rates Payments

Contains information on Pay Business Rates, Who pays, Your Bill, Difficulty paying.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/payment/

Private housing

Contains information on Private landlords, Private tenants, Homeowners, Energy efficiency.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/

Special Archaeology in the Area

Contains information on The Picts, Carved stone balls, Flint mines, Vitrified Forts, Recumbent Stone Circles.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/special-archaeology-in-the-area/

Communities and events

Contains information on Community Transport, Community councils, Funding, Notification of Anniversaries, Voluntary Sector, Antisocial behaviour, Bereavement, Community Asset Transfer, Ready Aberdeenshire, Planning For Emergencies, Armed Forces, Lord-Lieutenants, Parks and Open Spaces, Fishing, Allotments, Country parks, Events, Find out about fishing permits, Buy your fishing permit.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/

Rock Climbing

Rock Wall Training (In-House Course) This is a one-day (6hrs minimum) in-house course for those wishing to lead introductory and experiential climbing sessions on the council's own rock walls. Some prior climbing experience is required prior to attendance on the course and participants need to have a good basic understanding of rope work and at l...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/inservice/rock-climbing/

Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre

Facilities The Centre is open for: recreational skiing - on all weather track mountain bike hire rollerblade hire rollerski hire - if already taught Tubing is available in one hour sessions 12-1, 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4 in the afternoons. we advise booking your tube if you are coming from a distance. refreshments group bookings Please book in...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/ski-centres/huntly-nordic-and-outdoor-centre/

Public Toilets

Garioch Listed alphabetically with details on location, staffing and disabled access. Bennachie - Rowan Tree Car Park, AB51 5HZ Disabled Access Yes Attendant No Opening Hours Apr-Oct Baby Changing No Echt - Pleasure Park, AB32 6UL CLOSED.  Inverurie - Station Road, AB51 3PY Disabled Access Yes Attendant Yes  Open Summer (April - October...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/garioch/

Alford A2B

Alford A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Stagecoach Bluebird. The service is open to the general public. Area covered and operating times The service operates door to door in and around Alford, anywhere within the area indicated on the map below on Wednesday and Friday between 8.30am and 1.00pm. You can ask to travel at any time between these h...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/alford/

Collieston A2B

Collieston A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates from Collieston into Ellon every Tuesday and Thursday betwee...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/collieston/

Ellon A2B Service

Ellon A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates within Ellon town Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am and...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/ellon/

Huntly A2B

Huntly A2B dial-a-bus service operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates into and within Huntly Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 2.30pm. ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/huntly/

Turriff A2B

Turriff A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Areas covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door in and around Turriff, anywhere within the area i...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/turriff/

Westhill A2B

Westhill A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Stagecoach Bluebird. The service is open to the general public. Area covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door in and around Westhill on Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and Saturday between 9.30am and 2.00pm. You can ask to travel at any time between these hours. We will...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/westhill/

Information for Employees

Employers must give employees adequate information on the following topics: Risks to their health and safety as identified in risk assessments Preventative and protective measures in place Procedures required to be followed in the event of danger Identification of competent persons nominated to assist in health and ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/information-for-employees/

Fuel poverty strategic outcome statement

The fuel poverty strategic outcome statement and action plan aim to eradicate fuel poverty for all properties, as far as is reasonably practicable, by 2016. Fuel poverty will be decreased by 5% each year across all tenures. This strategic outcome statement demonstrates our commitment to eradicating fuel poverty.   A household is in fuel poverty i...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/fuel-poverty-strategic-outcome-statement/

Ask a Librarian

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Looking for Information and can't find what you need?  Contact Information Services for whatever information you need. Our resources and information expertise mean that we can help you find information on all sorts of topics for study, work, leisure or gener...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/other-information/ask-a-librarian/

Other museums

As part of our Community Partnership working some of our collections are loaned to community run museums in Aberdeenshire: Banff Museum Banff museum, founded in 1828 is one of Scotland's oldest museum. Exhibits range from the Celtic period up to modern day and give an insight in Banffshire life. For more information including opening hours visit th...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/visit-a-museum/other-museums/

Peterhead A2B

Peterhead A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport.  Area covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door to Peterhead from the outlying towns and rural ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/peterhead/

Contact by phone

This page provides you with emergency telephone numbers, office hours telephone numbers for our services and help to contact the council if you are a BSL user.  Emergency Telephone Numbers Office Hours Telephone Numbers Area Manager's Offices Help for BSL users Emergency telephone numbers Available 5pm to 9am weekdays and all weekend. ServiceNu...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-by-phone/

Welfare Reform

Contains information on Universal Credit, Benefit Cap, Social Sector Size Criteria, Personal Independence Payment, Experiencing Financial Difficulties?, Welfare Reform Newsletter.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/

Household refuse and recycling collections

Contains information on What goes in the wheeled recycling bin?, What goes in the food caddy?, Your collection services explained, Did we not collect your bin?, When are my bins collected?, Household batteries, Refuse and recycling bag collections, Translations, Request a bulky waste uplift.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-refuse-and-recycling-collections/

Information for Parents and Carers

Contains information on School information, Financial assistance, Parental Engagement, School term dates, Education appeals, Parents and Carers frequently asked questions, Support for families, School communications.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/

Business

Contains information on Available property, Business rates, Health and safety, Procurement, Support and advice, Trading standards, Aberdeen City Region Deal, Apply for a licence or permit, Register food business.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/

Plans and Policies

Contains information on Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2017, Local Development Plan - Archive Information, Policy - Other Information, Process and Timescales, Delivering Development, Planning Advice, Supporting Information, Developer Obligations.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/

Rent and service charges

Contains information on Your rent, How your rent is set, How and where you can pay your rent, Your rent card, What to do if your rent is based on the wrong characteristics, Improvements to your property, Other charges, Rent arrears, Legal actions for non-payment of rent, Former Tenant arrears, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Home contents insurance, Universal Credit.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/

Ranger Service

Contains information on Contacts, Events, Schools and Groups, Publications, About Ranger Service.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/

Benefits and Grants

Contains information on Backdating, Discretionary housing payments, Under occupancy/bedroom tax, Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction, Scottish Welfare Fund.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/benefits-and-grants/

Public consultations and engagement

Contains information on Consultation database, Community engagement events and news, Citizens Panel, Consultation tools, Register for consultation alerts.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/public-consultations-and-engagement/

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA) 2017

Contains information on History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, HHA Who's who, Events, Famous faces, Visitor trails.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/hha/

Additional support needs

Contains information on All about additional support needs, Pathways to Policy, Support for autism, Literacy/Dyslexia Support, Sensory support, English as an additional language, ASSIST, CALM, Accessibility strategy, ASPECTS, Childcare and Early Years Education Extended Service, Aberdeenshire Support Manual, Aberdeenshire Support Directory For Families, Planning Documentation, Total Communication, Educational Psychology, Information for Parents / Carers.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/additional-support-needs/

Councillors

Contains information on Find your Councillor, Expense payments, Role and duties, Councillor training, Multi-member wards, Register of interests, Make up of the Council.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors/

Visit a museum

Contains information on Arbuthnot museum, Banchory museum, Aberdeenshire farming museum, Museum service headquarters, Independent museums, Museum exhibitions.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/visit-a-museum/

Registrars

Contains information on Births, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Family History, Registrar offices.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/

Parental Engagement

Working with parents as partners. Information, advice and support for parents to involve and engage with their child’s learning.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/involvement/

Planning and building

Contains information on Planning Applications, Plans and Policies, Building warrant, Property Enquiries, Masterplans, Contact us, View planning applications.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/

Social Care and Health

Contains information on Children and families, Community care, Criminal justice, Day service base closures, Health and Social Care Partnership.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/

Carer Discount

If someone lives in your home as a carer to look after a household member you may be eligible for a reduction. If the carer is full-time, they must satisfy the following conditions: must be resident in the home where they are providing the care must NOT be the spouse of the cared for person or the parent where the cared for person is under 18...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/a-carer/

Mintlaw

  Mintlaw Community Learning and Development Programme 2014 Central Buchan Community Learning Office - Youth   Community Centre Name Central Buchan Lifelong Learning & Leisure Address Mintlaw Academy, Station Road, Mintlaw, AB42 5FN Tel No 01771 622254 Location Map of Central Buchan Lifelong Learning & Leisure Op...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/cld/mintlaw/

Youth Clubs

Youth clubs provide valuable opportunities for young people to socialise with their friends and take part in a variety of activities outwith school hours, particularly in rural areas where there are few facilities available to young people. Many also offer organised outings and trips to facilities not available in the local area.   Most are run b...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/cld/youth-clubs/

Unpaid work by offenders

Unpaid work - previously referred to as Community Service - is an option available to the courts as part of a Community Payback Order. Offenders carry out work across Aberdeenshire in either small groups or in individual placements. The work is supervised either directly by the service or by another party in agreement with the service. In 2011 / 1...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/unpaid-work-by-offenders/

Inverurie

      Community Centre Name Garioch Community Centre Address Victoria Street Inverurie AB51 3QZ Telephone 01467 539553 Location Map of Garioch Community Centre Opening times 8am to 10pm Facilities in the Centre Coffee bar which can provide light lunches Soft play area for pre 5 year olds Meeting rooms Dedicated arts and craft room Games hal...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/cld/inverurie/

Huntly

Whats On ....... Linden Community Centre (pdf 156KB)                          Community Centre Name Linden Centre Address Castle Street, Huntly , AB54 4SE Tel No 01466 792502 Location Map of The Linden Centre Opening times 8.30a.m.- 6.00p.m. evenings and weekends (open for various groups) Facilities in the Centre Basement youth project, Cof...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/cld/huntly/

Ballater Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Station Square Ballater AB35 5QB Telephone: 013397 55628 Email: ballater.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Ballater bus timetables Opening Hours  Monday - closed Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 6:30pm to 8pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 2pm ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/ballater-library/

Balmedie Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Eigie Road Balmedie AB23 8YF Telephone: 01358 742045 Email: balmedie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Balmedie bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 2:30pm to 4:30pm, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - closed Wednesday - 2:30pm to 4:30pm,...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/balmedie-library/

Boddam Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  26 Queens Road Boddam Peterhead AB42 3AX Telephone: 01779 473479 Email: boddam.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Boddam bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - closed Tuesday - 11am to 2pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 3pm to 6:30pm Fri...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/boddam-library/

Bracoden Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Bracoden School Gamrie Banff AB45 3HA Telephone: 01261 851539 Email: bracoden.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - closed Tuesday - 10am to 12pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 2:30pm to 4pm Friday - 6...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/bracoden-library/

Fettercairn Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Fettercairn School Distillery Road Fettercairn AB30 1TH Telephone: 01561 340442 Email: fettercairn.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Fettercairn bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 12pm to 2:30pm Tuesday - 2:30pm to 4:30pm Wednesd...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/fettercairn-library/

Insch Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Insch Institute Rannes Street Insch AB52 6JJ Telephone: 01464 820841 Email: insch.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Insch bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - closed Tuesday - 2:30pm to 4:30pm, 6pm to 8pm Wednesday - closed Thursda...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/insch-library/

Inverbervie Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Church Street Inverbervie Montrose Angus DD10 0RU Telephone: 01561 361690 Email: inverbervie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Inverbervie bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 6pm to 8pm Tuesday - 2pm to 4:30pm Wednesday - 10am to 1...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/inverbervie-library/

Mearns Community Campus Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Aberdeen Road Laurencekirk AB30 1ZJ Telephone: 01561 377298 Email: mearnscommunity.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Laurencekirk bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 8pm Tuesday - 10am to 4pm Wednesday - 10am to 8pm Thursda...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/mearns-community-campus-library/

Mintlaw Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Newlands Road Mintlaw AB42 5GP Telephone: 01771 623366 Email: mintlaw.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Mintlaw bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 3pm to 8pm Tuesday - closed Wednesday - 10am to 12pm Thursday - 3pm to 8pm Friday ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/mintlaw-library/

New Pitsligo Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  79 High Street New Pitsligo Fraserburgh AB43 6NH Telephone: 01771 653713 Email: newpitsligo.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map New Pitsligo bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 12pm Tuesday - 3pm to 7pm Wednesday - closed Thu...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/new-pitsligo-library/

Newmachar Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  School Road Newmachar AB21 0WB Telephone: 01651 862085 Email: newmachar.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Newmachar bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 6pm to 8pm Tuesday - 2:30pm to 5pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 2:30pm to 5pm...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/newmachar-library/

Newtonhill Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Coastal Car Park Newtonhill AB39 3UL Telephone: 01569 731825 Email: newtonhill.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Newtonhill bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 6pm to 8pm Tuesday - 10am to 12pm Wednesday - 2pm to 5pm Thursday - clo...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/newtonhill-library/

Portsoy Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Aird Green Portsoy AB45 2RH Telephone: 01261 843891 Email: portsoy.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Portsoy bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - closed Tuesday - 5:00pm to 7:30pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 10am to 12pm Friday - ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/portsoy-library/

Rosehearty Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Pitsligo Street Rosehearty AB43 7JL Telephone: 01346 572001 Email: rosehearty.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Rosehearty bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 12pm (term time only), 6pm to 8pm Tuesday - 2pm to 5pm Wednesda...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/rosehearty-library/

Strichen Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  59a Water Street Strichen Fraserburgh AB43 6ST Telephone: 01771 637347 Email: strichen.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Strichen bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - closed Tuesday - 10am to 12:30pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 2...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/strichen-library/

Whitehills Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Loch Street Whitehills Banff AB45 2LT Telephone: 01261 861240 Email: whitehills.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Whitehills bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - closed Tuesday - 4pm to 7pm Wednesday - closed Thursday - 2pm to 4pm Fr...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/whitehills-library/

Cruden Bay Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Station Road Cruden Bay Peterhead AB42 0NL Telephone: 01779 403731 Email: crudenbay.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Cruden Bay bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 4:30pm to 7pm Tuesday - 10am to 5:30pm Wednesday - closed Thursday...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/cruden-bay-library/

Faithlie Care Home

Faithlie care home is in Fraserburgh. It has four wings, over two levels, and can accommodate 33 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a hand washing basin a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/faithlie-care-home-fraserburgh/

Building Standards Performance

e-Building standards have moved nationally to an electronic system of applying for a building warrant on 24th August 2016 – some delays in processing have occurred during the changeover however, across Aberdeenshire, as an average, the target of having 90 percent of applications processed within 20 days has been achieved. The average time taken to ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/performance/

Becoming a childminder

From August 2014 the number of hours of free early learning and childcare for children aged three and four has increased from 12.5 to almost 16 hours a week. Some two year olds will also receive this free entitlement. More childcare workers are needed to to support this change. Find out more: Childcare workers needed (pdf 107kb)   Contact us for ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/family-information-service/becoming-a-childminder/

Central Buchan A2B

Central Buchan A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Kininmonth Cabs. The service is open to the general public. Area covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door in and around Central Buchan, anywhere within the area indicated on the map below, on Monday to Saturday between 8.00am and 6.30pm. You can ask to travel at any time betw...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/central-buchan/

Fraserburgh A2B

Fraserburgh A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door in Fraserburgh from the outlying towns and rur...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/fraserburgh/

Insch A2B

Insch A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service will operate anywhere within the Insch area Monday and Friday between 10.1...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/insch/

Oldmeldrum Disc Parking

Parking in Oldmeldrum’s town centre, Cowgate and The Square Car Parks is limited to two hours, to help free-up parking and boost visitor numbers to local shops. Users are required to display a parking disc. The discs are free to obtain and use, and aim to better manage the availability of parking in the town. Waiting times are only restricted betw...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/oldmeldrum-disc-parking/

Fraserburgh Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  King Edward Street Fraserburgh AB43 9PN Telephone: 01346 518197 Fax: 01346 510528 Email: fraserburgh.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Fraserburgh bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 9:30am to 7pm Tuesday - 9:30am to 7pm Wednesday -...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/fraserburgh-library/

Courses

Elementary Food Hygiene Intermediate Food Hygiene Elementary Food Hygiene This is a nationally recognised qualification in basic food hygiene, accredited by The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS). The course includes 6 hours of tuition (one day or 2 x ½ days) with a short multiple choice question paper at the end of ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/food-safety/courses/

Street Lighting

We are responsible for the repair and maintenance of over 40,000 street lighting units (including associated signs, bollards, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings). Report street lighting issue Part-night street light switch off scheme New housing developments Report street lighting fault We are not responsible for lighting units on Tru...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/lighting/

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning occurs where certain harmful germs are introduced into the body via food. These germs may themselves be poisonous and, if in sufficient numbers will cause a short sharp illness a few hours after eating contaminated food. Vomiting is the most common symptom in this case. Some germs do not produce their poisons until they are in the b...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/food-safety/what-we-do/food-poisoning/

Dawson Court Very Sheltered Housing

Dawson Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set within landscaped gardens. It is situated in a quiet residential area, close to the centre of Turriff. There are 39 flats over three floors, all accessible by lift and stairs. Each flat is suitable for two people and has a: lounge kitchen bedroom bathroom with shower ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/dawson-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Current Boards' Policy Statements 2013 - 2016

The current Statements of Licensing Policy for the North, Central and South Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards in terms of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 are listed below.  These policies were due to be reviewed in 2016 but, due to provisions being enacted under the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, the Scottish Government has postponed...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/current-boards-policy-statements-2013-2016/

Death Registration

If a death occurred in Scotland it must be registered within 8 days and informants have the option to register the death at any Registration office in Scotland. Please note that if you wish to register a death at any of the Aberdeenshire Registration Offices then you must call in advance to make an appointment. Should you require information out w...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/deaths/death-registration/

Banchory Museum

MGC Registered Museum Visit Banchory Museum - gateway to Royal Deeside - and learn about the history of Banchory and its most famous son, musician and composer, J. Scott Skinner, the "Strathspey King". In our permanent collection you will also see: Aberdeenshire archaeology Deeside natural history Displays of local culture and traditions Banchor...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/visit-a-museum/banchory-museum/

Inverurie Rural A2B

Inverurie Rural A2B dial-a-bus is operated by Aberdeenshire council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport.  Area covered and operating times The service operates into and within Inverurie:   Monday and Friday: Old Rayne, Ki...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/inverurie-rural/

Strathdon A2B

Strathdon A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Stagecoach Bluebird The service is open to the general public. Areas covered and operating times The service operates a timetabled service between Alford and Strathdon. The bus will divert off the main route, on demand, to pick up in the following areas on Thursdays. Corgarff, Roughpark, Glenbuchat, T...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/strathdon/

Inverbervie Sports Centre

Facilities Sports centre timetable The centre is situated half down Kirkburn on the left. Location Map Inverbervie Sports Centre was opened in March 1989. It is sited within the recreational and caravan park and consists of a 4 badminton court sports hall equipped for most indoor sports including: 4 Badminton Court Sports Hall 13 Station Fitnes...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/sport-centres/inverbervie-sports-centre/

Sports and activity charges - ski centre prices

This section details the ski centre charges. Huntly Nordic Ski Centre may on occasion reduce the prices of some products by up to 25 percent to reflect the fact that there is no automatic tow. Prices quoted for private ski tuition tariffs relate to both junior and adults  Product Before 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018  From 1 ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/entry-charges/ski-centre-prices/

Contact Us

Business Rates: Our Business Rates Team are available to deal with your enquiry, Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 5.00 pm by: Email: business.rates@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Phone: 01346 519622 Letter: PO Box 18533, Inverurie, AB51 5WX Fax: 01346 519630 If you wish to speak to someone in person regarding your Business Rates enquiry, please visit our ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/contact-us/

Alford Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Alford Community Campus,Greystone Road,  Alford,AB33 8TY Telephone: 019755 63333Email: alford.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Alford bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 8:45am to 4pm Tuesday - 8:45am to 7pm Wednesday - 8:45am to 7...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/alford-library/

Banchory Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Bridge Street Banchory AB31 5SU Telephone: 01330 823784 Fax: 01330 824516 Email: banchory.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Banchory bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 7pm Tuesday - 10am to 7pm Wednesday - 10am to 7pm Thurs...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/banchory-library/

Banff Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  High Street Banff AB45 1AE Telephone: 01261 815052 Email: banff.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Banff bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 5:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10:30am to 1pm Wednesday - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Thursday - 10:30am ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/banff-library/

Ellon Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Station Road Ellon AB41 9AE Telephone: 01358 281071 Fax: 01358 722864 Email: ellon.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Ellon bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10am to 7:30pm Wednesday - 1pm to 7:30pm Th...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/ellon-library/

Huntly Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Brander Library The Square Huntly AB54 8BR Telephone: 01466 405950 Email: huntly.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Huntly bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10:30am to 2pm Wednesday - 10:30am to 2pm Thur...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/huntly-library/

Cairnbulg Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Station Road Cairnbulg Fraserburgh AB43 8WQ Telephone: 01346 583121 Email cairnbulg.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Cairnbulg bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 2:30pm to 4:30pm Tuesday - 5:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday - 9:30am to 12...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/cairnbulg-library/

Aberchirder Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  111 Main Street Aberchirder Huntly AB54 7TB Telephone: 01466 780607 Email: aberchirder.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Aberchirder bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 5pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - closed Wednesday - 3pm to 5pm Thur...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/aberchirder-library/

Aboyne Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Community Centre Bridgeview Road Aboyne AB34 5JN Telephone: 01339 886004Email: aboyne.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Aboyne bus timetables  Opening Hours Monday - 9am to 7pm Tuesday - 9am to 7pm Wednesday - 9am to 7pm Thursday - 9...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/aboyne-library/

Kemnay Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Kendal Road Kemnay AB51 5RN Telephone: 01467 538947 Email: kemnay.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Kemnay bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 3pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10am to 12:30pm Wednesday - 3pm to 7:30pm Thursday - closed Fr...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/kemnay-library/

Kintore Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Castle Walk Kintore AB51 0RU Telephone:01467 634393 Email: kintore.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Kintore bus timetable Opening Hours Monday - 2:30pm to 7pm Tuesday - 10am to 12pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm Wednesday - 10am to 12pm Thursd...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/kintore-library/

Macduff Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  17 High Street Macduff AB44 1LR Telephone: 01261 833289 Email: macduff.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Macduff bus timetables Opening Hours Monday: closed Tuesday: 3pm to 8pm Wednesday: 3pm to 5pm Thursday: 10am to 12pm, 6pm to 8pm...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/macduff-library/

Peterhead Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  51 St Peter Street Peterhead AB42 1QD Telephone: 01779 472554 Fax: 01779 480414 Email: peterhead.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Peterhead bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 9am to 7pm Tuesday - 9am to 7pm Wednesday - 9am to 3pm ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/peterhead-library/

Portlethen Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Bruntland Road Portlethen AB12 4QL Telephone: 01224 786190 Email: portlethen.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Portlethen bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10am to 7:30pm Wednesday - 10am to 4pm Thursday...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/portlethen-library/

Stonehaven Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Evan Street Stonehaven AB39 2ET Telephone: 01569 762136 Fax: 01569 765483 Email: stonehaven.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk  Getting There Location map Stonehaven bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 8pm Tuesday - 10am to 8pm Wednesday - 10am to 5pm ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/stonehaven-library/

Turriff Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Grange Villa The Square Turriff AB53 4AE Telephone: 01888 562539 Email: turriff.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Turriff bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm Wednesday - 2:30pm t...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/turriff-library/

Westhill Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Westhill Drive Westhill Skene AB32 6FY Telephone: 01224 741312 Email: westhill.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Westhill bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10am to 5pm Wednesday - 1pm to 7:30pm Thursday...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/westhill-library/

Lost Dogs

What to do if you Find a Dog Try and secure the dog either by a lead or piece of rope, or put it in a shed, garage or garden, until the dog warden can get there. Only try these things if the dog appears to be friendly. Never approach a dog if it is growling at you. Monday to Friday - 8.45 am to 5pm - contact your local dog warden and inform them:...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/lost-dogs/

Parking Fines (Excess Charge Notices)

In this section you can find information on: Reasons you may have received a parking fine How to Pay a parking fine How to Appeal a parking fine Know your parking rights Reasons you may have received a parking fine If you have received an Excess Charge Notice (ECN), this is because you have not adhered to the conditions of use of the car park. Ex...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-fines/

Dangerous and Defective Buildings

It is the responsibility of the building owner(s) to maintain it in a good state of repair and address any problems that may occur for instance as the result of extreme weather conditions. However, there are cases where owners fail to take appropriate steps or when emergency action is required. Report a dangerous or defective building Our Building ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/dangerous-and-defective-buildings/

Moving house

Contains information on Transferring to another property, Exchanging property with another tenant, Moving to smaller accommodation, Overcrowded house, Other options for moving house, Ending your tenancy agreement, Gas and electricity supply.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/moving-house/

North-East Scotland Regional Research Framework

Contains information on Introduction, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Lower Palaeolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Medieval, Research Projects.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/north-east-scotland-regional-research-framework/

Community councils

Contains information on Community Councils, Establishment of Community Councils Scheme, Community Council Handbook, Code of Practice, Contact Banff and Buchan Community Council, Contact Buchan Community Council, Contact Formartine Community Council, Contact Garioch Community Council, Contact Kincardine and Mearns Community Council, Contact Marr Community Council.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/

Adoption

Contains information on New to adoption, Information for birth parents, Are you adopted?, Post adoption support, Care service inspection report, Participation strategy.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/adoption/

Sports Development

Contains information on Badminton, Disability sport, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Contact Us, Community Sports Hub, Club Coach Development, Shire Street Sports.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/sports-development/

School Information

Contains information on Boarding schools, Bus Stop Campaign, Catchment areas, Choosing a school, GLOW, Notes for parents, School roll forecasts, School excursions, Composite classes.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/school-info/

Road Maintenance

Contains information on What maintenance we perform, Street lighting, Road signs, Winter maintenance and gritting, Roads we maintain, Trunk roads, Bridges, Annual maintenance contract document.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/

Finding Information

Contains information on Ask a Librarian, Local Studies, Family history, Online Information Resources, The George MacDonald Collection, Clubs and Societies, Weblinks.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/other-information/

Committees and meetings

View meetings and decisions including webcast of council meetings, find your councillor and view area site visits.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/committees-and-meetings/

Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences

Safety at work is imperative and it is the main aim of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to ensure that employees and those affected by work activities do not become ill or injured. Find out about Main Provisions, When to make a Report and References However, in some circumstances, events may result in an injury, disease or dangerous oc...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/injuries-diseases-and-dangerous-occurrences/

Premises licence - guidance

We produced guidance to help you understand the process of applying for premises licence. For further information view full guidance (pdf 171KB). View information about: Who can apply Operating plan Layout plan Who can apply Any person aged 18 and over can apply for a premises licence as can a partnership, a company, a member’s club, students’ un...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/new-premises-licences/premises-licence-conditions/

Archaeology

Contains information on What to do if I am a..., Sites to Visit, Special Archaeology in the Area, Historical Maps, Our Projects, Aerial Photography, Reporting Your Finds, A Brief History of the North East, Treasure Trove Law in Scotland, North-East Scotland Regional Research Framework, Search our online databases (SMRs), About us.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/

Environment

Contains information on Animal Health, Energy Conservation, Environmental Protection, Flooding, Food Safety, Green Living, Built Heritage, Natural Heritage, Green Dog Walkers, Aberdeenshire Land Use Strategy Pilot, Environmental Policy, Wind Turbine Applications.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/

Planning Applications

Contains information on View Planning Application Register, Application Forms, Fees Payable, Major Applications, Advice and Guidance, Contact Us, Planning Performance Framework, Weekly Lists, High Hedges, e-Planning, Wind Turbine Applications.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/

Childcare

We give detailed, up-to-date and impartial information on various types of childcare to suit your needs, including: childminders playgroups nurseries out of school care home based childcare parent and toddler groups holiday schemes more information   Search the online childcare database.   Childminders Childminders are professional...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/family-information-service/childcare/

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Relive the story of our famous farming past in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park. Visit the delightful country park location with children's play area and woodland walks. Start at the unique, semi-circular Home Farm steading.  Visit Hareshowe, a working farm set in the 1950s See the reconstructed interior of the Horseman's House T...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/visit-a-museum/aberdeenshire-farming-museum/

Parent Events

Details of all current and future parent events can be found on this page. Early Learning & Childcare Consultation   As a result of the Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014 all Local Authorities have a statutory duty to consult and plan with all stakeholders on the provision of early learning and childcare every two years. Over the...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/involvement/parent-events/

Aberdeenshire Asset Fund for Communities

Aberdeenshire Council The Aberdeenshire Asset Fund for Communities has been drawn up to enable community organisations, large and small, to look at developing an asset or service that will give the organisation an ongoing income. The Fund is financed by Aberdeenshire Council. Details of the fund are as follows: The fund can be u...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/aberdeenshire-asset-fund-for-communities/

The Employment Support Team

The Employment Support Team (EST) operates throughout Aberdeenshire offering one-to-one Key Worker support to citizens. The Employment Support Team assists citizens who are actively seeking employment, who may require training or perhaps need a little help to sustain their employment. Some of our areas of support include flexible childcare arrange...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/working-for-families/

Banff Museum

MGC Registered Museum Part of our Community Partnership working. Where Aberdeenshire Councils collections are loaned to the Banff Preservation and Heritage Society. Please keep up-to-date by checking out their website and the page for Banff Museum. One of Scotland's oldest Museums, founded in 1828. See an electro-type copy of the Deskford Carnyx,...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/visit-a-museum/banff-museum/

Bennachie Centre

The Bennachie Visitor Centre, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie AB51 5HX Tel: 01467 681470, Email: bennachie.warden@aberdeenshire.gov.uk You can like us on Facebook or visit our new website.   Opening Hours April to October, daily from 10am   Events taking place at Bennachie can be viewed by visiting the Ranger Service events page for full details...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/bennachie-centre/

Support

We run a telephone duty referral service, five days a week in office hours, to answer any kinship related queries. Our kinship care service also offers: a bi-annual Kinship Carer newsletter independent support groups events for carers activities for children in kinship care information sessions   Kinship Carer newsletter We produce a n...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/kinship-care/support/

Durnhythe Care Home

Durnhythe care home is in peaceful surroundings in Portsoy, close to the village centre. It is a two storey building and can accommodate 33 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has a lockable space for safe keeping ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/durnhythe-care-home-portsoy/

Grangepark Care Home

Grangepark care home is in Peterhead, close to local amenities. It is on one level and can accommodate 32 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: en-suite toilet and wash hand basin adjustable heating a bed war...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/grangepark-care-home-peterhead/

Ythanvale Care Home

Ythanvale care home is in the heart of Ellon, close to Gordon Park and local amenities. It has three wings and can accommodate 30 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: en-suite toilet and wash hand basin adjust...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/ythanvale-care-home-ellon/

Westbank Care Home

Westbank Care Home is in Oldmeldrum, close to the shops. It has three floors, each with a small balcony area, and can accommodate 32 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: a bed wardrobe space chest of drawers ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/westbank-care-home-oldmeldrum/

Edenholme Care Home

Edenholme care home is in Stonehaven. It can accommodate 60 residents and is divided into five households of 12 rooms. Each bedroom is fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds cur...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/edenholme-care-home-stonehaven/

Allachburn Care Home

Allachburn is in a quiet part of Aboyne, in extensive grounds. It is on one floor and can accommodate 30 residents, in three wings. Each bedroom is fully furnished and has a lockable space for safe keeping of small valuables and belongings. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal it...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/allachburn-care-home-aboyne/

Doocot View Very Sheltered Housing

Doocot View is a purpose built very sheltered housing complex in a quiet residential area of Banff. There are 30 self-contained flats on one level and a day care centre. Each flat has a: lounge kitchen one or two bedrooms shower room There is also a respite flat for respite care or short breaks.   The facilities at Doocot View include:...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/doocot-view-very-sheltered-housing/

Jarvis Court Very Sheltered Housing

Jarvis Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Fraserburgh. There are 21 flats - 19 self-contained one bedroom flats, one self-contained two bedroom flat, a guest bedroom for tenants’ visitors and a respite flat for respite care or short breaks. Each flat has: gas cent...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/jarvis-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Dalvenie Gardens Very Sheltered Housing

Dalvenie Gardens is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set in a secluded area in Banchory. There are 24 one bedroom self-contained flats in a three storey block. Each flat has a: lounge kitchen bedroom shower room There is also a respite flat for respite care or short breaks.   The facilities at Dalvenie Gardens inc...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/dalvenie-gardens-very-sheltered-housing/

Training

Environmental Health and Training in Occupational Health and Safety Do you have a business in Aberdeenshire? Do health and safety requirements confuse you? Do you want to increase your knowledge of health and safety? Do you want a safe workforce? Whether you are an employer, employee, self-employed or just interested, Aberdeenshire Council is of...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/training/

Hire Minibus

 Aberdeenshire council Minibuses are charged at 82 pence a mile. All minibuses must be returned in a clean and tidy condition, a surcharge of up to £30 may be levied if cleaning needs to be undertaken.  Terms and Conditions of Hire Aberdeenshire Council minibuses are only available to non-profit making community and voluntary groups within Aberdee...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/minibus-hire/

Care homes

Care homes provide round the clock care and support to people who have an assessed need for the service. All care homes offer: a room of your own all meals, snacks and refreshments care and support staff, 24 hours a day help with personal care and everyday activities help with continuing your social and leisure pursuits and developing new interest...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/

Planning your Journey in Aberdeenshire and Beyond

Planning your journey couldn't be easier Simply follow the link below to access Traveline Scotland journey planning website. Traveline Scotland provides up to date, impartial public transport journey planning and timetables. You can plan a journey between any two locations in Scotland on this website, or to speak to an adviser, call 0871 200 22 33*...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/planning-your-journey-in-aberdeenshire-and-beyond/

Deeside A2B

Aberdeenshire council's A2B dial-a-bus services provide wheelchair-accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties. The service is also open to people who live in areas with limited public transport. In order to travel you must register to become a member. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public tran...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/deeside/

Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead

MGC Registered Museum Visit Scotland 2 Star Grading. Discover the wealth of Peterhead's maritime history in one of Aberdeenshire's oldest museums. See models showing the development of Peterhead fishing boats and find out about: Peterhead's past An important collection of Inuit Artifacts Arctic animals, including a Polar Bear Whaling One of North...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/museums/visit-a-museum/arbuthnot-museum-peterhead/

Balmedie Country Park

Balmedie AB23 8XG Location Map On the coast east of the village of Balmedie 8 miles north of Aberdeen on the A 90 road to Peterhead and Fraserburgh. The park is well signed from the A90. The park is open during the hours of daylight every day of the year. The beach is sandy and over the years has won a number of awards. Grounds Facilities Car Pa...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/country-parks/balmedie-country-park/

Bennachie View Care Home

Bennachie View care home is in Inverurie. It can accommodate 48 residents, with four households of 12 bedrooms. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds curtains bedding ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/bennachie-view-care-home-inverurie/

Inverurie Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Town Hall Market Place Inverurie AB51 3SN Telephone: 01467 534784 Email: inverurie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Inverurie bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 10am to 8pm Tuesday - 10am to 2pm Wednesday - 10am to 8pm Thursday - ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/inverurie-library/

Meldrum Library

All Aberdeenshire libraries will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017 as it is a public holiday.  Colpy Road Oldmeldrum AB51 0NT Telephone: 01651 871307 Email: meldrum.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Oldmeldrum bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 9am to 7:30pm Tuesday - 9am to 7:30pm Wednesday - 9am to 5pm Thursday - 9am t...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/meldrum-library/

DVD and Music

Music Freegal Music gives library members, over the age of 12, free access to around nine million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalogue UK. Find the latest new releases, chart-toppers and happenings in the Freegal newsletter. Stream three hours of music every day and download five music tracks (a music video uses two down...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/dvd-and-music/

Tenant participation

Contains information on Tenant participation, Tenant Participation Promotion Team, Local tenant groups, Tenant working groups, Local Tenant Voice, Tenants’ newsletter, Tenant events, Interested tenant and armchair member, Focus Groups, Tenant participation strategy, Interested in tenant participation?, Registration of tenant organisations, Tenant participation policy, Getting a fair deal, Tenant satisfaction surveys.

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/

Variations and transfer of premises licence

Use this application to make a change to your current premises licence or to transfer it. Variation of premises licence A variation application is required when it’s proposed that any of the following licence details are to be changed or deleted: Any of the licence conditions Any of the information contained within the operating plan Any other inf...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/variations-and-transfer-of-premises-licence/

Qualifying Awards for Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

British Horse Society  Riding Stage 1. This is the basic qualification of the Society and although a proprietor may allow a holder to escort a group under close supervision, the qualification should be regarded as a stepping stone towards B.H.S. stage II. Stage II. To obtain this qualification the person must also have successfully completed th...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/qualifying-awards-for-horse-riding-and-pony-trekking/

Banff Harbour

Average High Tide Variation: 1 hour 25 minutes before Aberdeen Latitude 57º 40'N Longitude 02º 31'W Admiralty Chart No. 1462 Harbourmaster Mr James Henderson Harbour Office Quayside BanffTel: 01261 815544 Fax: 01261 815544 Mob: 07770 646115 General information Harbour depths Facilities Approved Rules and Regulations (PDF 88KB) Banff Ma...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/banff-harbour/

Macduff Harbour

Average High Tide Variation: 1 hour 20 minutes before Aberdeen Latitude 57º 40'N Longitude 02º 30'W Admiralty Chart No. 1462 HarbourmasterHarbour Office Macduff Banffshire Mobile: 07747020496 Tel: 01261 832236 Fax: 01261 833612 Watchman: 01261 833962 General information Harbour depths Facilities General information The foundations for ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/macduff-harbour/

Rosehearty Harbour

Average High Tide Variation: 1 hour before Aberdeen Latitude 57º 42'N Longitude 02º 07'W Admiralty Chart No. 213 Harbourmaster Mrs Dee Collins Neil Aberdeenshire Council Infrastructure Service Cape House Banff AB45 1ED Tel: 01346 571796 General information Harbour depths Facilities General information Rosehearty has two harbours, the ol...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/rosehearty-harbour/

Gas Safety

Every year people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed or maintained. You can't see, taste or smell carbon monoxide. It can kill without warning in just a matter of hours. The early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: Tiredness ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/gas-safety/

Fraserburgh - Esplanade Caravan Park

The Esplanade Harbour Road Fraserburgh AB43 9TB Location Map Fraserburgh Caravan Park is now under the interim management and operated by Fraserburgh Caravan Park Limited e-mail fraserburgh-campsite@hotmail.com telephone 01346 379162 Office hours 14.00 - 18.00 daily to end of October Facilities   General Information   Price list 2016 ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/caravan-parks/fraserburgh/

Alford - Haughton Country Park

Montgarrie Road Alford AB33 8NA Location Map The park is situated on the outskirts of the village of Alford which lies twenty five miles west of the City of Aberdeen along the A944. Alford is accessible by public transport. The park is open during the hours of daylight every day of the year. The park provides picnic tables and has two areas of ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/country-parks/alford-haughton-country-park/

Abbey Court Very Sheltered Housing

Abbey Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Mintlaw. It is set in a quiet residential development close to Aden Country Park. Unlike other very sheltered housing complexes, Abbey Court isn't specifically aimed at older people. There are tenants of various ages. Abbey Court has 22 flats over two floors, each designed t...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/abbey-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Very Sheltered Housing

Very Sheltered Housing allows older people or people with disabilities to keep their independence and privacy while making sure care and support is provided. Tenants have their own flat in a secure complex with use of communal facilities. Meals are provided – lunch and tea – these are freshly prepared on site. Regular social activities are organise...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/

Fireworks display licence

A fireworks display licence must be obtained if you wish to use fireworks between the hours of 11pm and 7am, except on allowed fireworks nights around 5 November, New Year, Chinese New Year and Diwali. If you wish to display fireworks on the allowed dates you don't need fireworks licence. However, you might have to apply for a public entertainment ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/fireworks-dispensation/

Kincardine and Mearns A2B

Aberdeenshire council's A2B dial-a-bus services provide wheelchair-accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties. The service is also open to people who live in areas with limited public transport. In order to travel you must register to become a member. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public tran...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/kincardine-and-mearns/

Roads we maintain

Public roads The Statutory List of Public Roads is a list of all public roads within Aberdeenshire that we maintain. Members of the public can visit their local roads office during normal working hours to view the list and associated plans. If information regarding the status of a road is required in writing (eg for a BT wayleave), then a standard ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/public-and-private-roads/

Changes to sports and activity charges

We are changing the amounts you’ll pay if you take part in sports and physical activities at our facilities in Aberdeenshire. To be able to maintain and invest in services, some of our prices will increase although we will continue to offer a range of discounts for certain people and groups. For example, we’re introducing a new 30 percent discount ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/entry-charges/price-changes/

Paddlesports

Water Safety Awareness: BCU Level 2 Coach (Open Canoe) Training This 2-day training course is for those who wish supervise and coach basic canoeing activity on sheltered waters. Applicants are required to hold a minimum of BCU 3star award as a measure of personal competence before enrolling. Individuals requiring to work towards and at...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/inservice/paddlesports/

Developing Motor Skills

The importance of messy and outdoor play The information on this page is also available to download: Importance of outdoor play (pdf 36 kb) Why? The sense of touch is important for learning about our own bodies, objects and our world. Children should have the opportunity to explore their world in a safe and controlled way through play, ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/support-for-families/developing-motor-skills-13/

Childcare and Early Years Education Extended Service

The childcare and early years education extended service project is a £3m initiative aimed at the development of pre-school provision tailored to the individual needs of families. A total of 18 sites will be launched across Aberdeenshire , in a number of stages. The first phase being based in Fraserburgh, Stonehaven, Mintlaw, Alford, Banchory and ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/additional-support-needs/childcare-and-early-years-education-extended-service/

Ready Aberdeenshire

The arrival of winter can bring a number of challenges for individuals and communities. Darker nights, bad weather and illness can all cause disruption, but there are some simple steps all of us can take to be best prepared for the season.   Your home Is your home ready for winter? Any odd jobs and basic repairs are best completed before the wea...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/ready-aberdeenshire/

Contact Building Standards

There are 6 Building Standards offices throughout Aberdeenshire and staff are available for help and advice at these locations. For general enquiries please contact the appropriate local office:  Aboyne office Banff office Ellon office Inverurie office Peterhead office Stonehaven office Our office opening hours are 9.00am to 5:00pm.If you require...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/contact-us/

Licence application fees - changes

Application fees are different depending on a licence, permit or permission that you apply for. You can find details on fees for a specific application on each licence page. View our licences, permits and permissions directory to find out more. Application fee is not refunded if your application is unsuccessful. Updated fees The tables below show f...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licensing-fees/

Market operator licence

A market operator licence is required for the carrying on a private market. A "private market" means a market, whether covered or not, carried on by any person other than a local or public authority at which goods are offered by more than one seller for sale by retail to the public. It includes car boot sales within Aberdeenshire that are not for c...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/market-operator/

Window cleaner licence

A window cleaner licence is required to operate as a window cleaner either on your own account or as an employee of a window cleaning business, within Aberdeenshire. Conditions We may impose conditions (pdf 53KB) on the licence, including conditions fixing the days and hours of working. You must be a fit and proper person and not be disqualified fr...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/window-cleaner-licence/

Circuses and Funfairs

Booking Conditions and Procedure for Circuses and funfairs on Council owned land Funfairs can only be booked by a Registered Fairground Operator Applications must be submitted a minimum of 28 calendar days prior to occupation Applications must be on the approved form available from the offices below and accompanied by the relevant safety certifica...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/parks-and-open-spaces/circuses-and-funfairs/

Calibration Services

Aberdeenshire Trading Standards Laboratory Service With Aberdeenshire Trading Standards laboratory Services you are assured of: A totally independent and confidential service. A competitive price. Full traceability of all measurements to National Standards. A prompt and efficient Service.   From our Laboratory at Woodhill House, we are able to pr...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/business/calibration-services/

Car parks in Aberdeenshire

Search alphabetically by town name to find details of available parking spaces for each car park, managed by Aberdeenshire Council, within each town: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  A pay and display ticket or cashless parking payment is valid in any car park within the same town, during the period for which payment has been m...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/car-parks/

Short Breaks Bureau

Types of short breaks Funding of short breaks Arranging a short break Planning your own break Creative breaks funding Contact the Short Breaks Bureau  The Short Breaks Bureau supports carers and the people they care for to access personalised short breaks (also known as innovative respite).  Our Short Breaks Bureau service offers practical suppor...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks/short-breaks-bureau/

Minibus Policy, Practice and Procedures

Do you drive, or want to drive a Council minibus? Please read the information below about the recent changes to Council policy affecting minibus hire. Grampian Regional Council Minibus Driver Permits ceased to be valid on 1st October 2009. Please see the information below on how to apply for a new permit. Aberdeenshire Council Minibus Driver Permit...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/minibus-policy-practice-and-procedures/

Guidance For Leaders

This Section refers to dinghy sailing and windsurfing only. For further information on powerboating, keelboating and cruising, RYA and DoT guidelines should be followed and further advice should be sought from the Adventurous Activities Consultant Planning Equipment Clothing and Personal Equipment Keelboats Water Hazards Careful pla...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-5/

Windsurfing

Qualifying Awards Royal Yachting Association Coaching Scheme Assistant Instructor This is an employment specific award which allows trainees to assist under supervision. Level 1 Instructor This qualification allows the instructor to teach beginners in the UK and abroad. Intermediate instructor At this level instructors are assessed on two lev...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/windsurfing/

What road maintenance we perform

We maintain over 5400 kilometres of roads within Aberdeenshire and are fully committed to improving the condition of these roads. View more information on the following road maintenance that we perform: Report a road fault Potholes Footpaths Road excavation Drainage Verges Report a road fault To report a pothole, footpath defect, flood...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/maintenance-we-perform/

Manual Handling

Manual Handling operations may result in injury, accidents and ill health. In fact these work activities account for approximately 25% of all reported work related injuries every year and it is estimated that many more occur which are never reported. So what is manual handling and how does it relate to your business? Manual Handling - Risk Asses...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/manual-handling/

Electricity Safety

  Who is responsible for checking the electrical wiring in my home? What should I do if the lights or sockets fail? How can I tell whether my home is equipped with a fuse box or circuit breaker? What should I do if all the power in my home fails? What should I do if there is a power cut? What other safety precautions should I take in respe...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/healthy-safe-and-secure-home/electricity-safety/

Haddo Country Park

Haddo Country Park has been recognised as one of the country's best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag award. Haddo Country Park impressed the judges with it's excellent use of green space, well maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.   Tarves AB41 7EQ Location Map The entrance to the park is situated on the...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/country-parks/haddo-country-park/

Energy Saving Tips for the Workplace

Energy Tips for your Workplace Reducing energy use has many advantages – it saves money, reduces carbon emissions, can improve a working environment and will enhance the council’s reputation. We don’t always need to invest in expensive new technologies to reduce our energy consumption and lower our energy bills. Here are some of things you can do...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/energy-conservation/energy-saving-tips-for-the-workplace/

Energy Saving Tips

Schools Energy Tips Reducing energy use has many advantages for schools – it saves money, reduces carbon emissions, can improve the learning environment and will enhance a school’s reputation. To be really effective, the whole school should be involved in energy saving, from pupils, to teachers and all other staff.  W...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/energy-conservation/energy-saving-tips-1/

Fostering in Aberdeenshire

Why do children need foster carers? Children come into foster care for various reasons, but mainly for their own health and safety. Sometimes there are problems at home and breakdowns in family relationships. Some children may be neglected or abused in other ways. There may have been a sudden family illness and there are no other relatives availab...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/fostering/fostering-in-aberdeenshire/

Community Transport Services

Available community transport services Aberdeenshire Community Transport Forum (ACTF) Community transport training Available community transport services This list highlights some of the community transport services operating within the Aberdeenshire area. Please note that this list is not comprehensive - there are other projects that provide vol...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/advice/

Early Learning and Childcare Information

Early Learning and Childcare Applications(Pre-School Applications) Children who are three before 31 August 2017 are eligible for a funded Early Learning and Childcare place in August 2017; children who are three before 31 December 2017 are eligible for a funded Early Learning and Childcare place in January 2018 and children who are three before 28 ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/information/early-learning-and-childcare-information/

Online Payment for School Meals and other School Payments

Aberdeenshire Council has introduced online payments to primary and secondary schools to provide parents and carers with the convenience of making online payment with debit or credit cards, for a range of school services. This is now the way to pay for primary and secondary school meals. The preferred option is to make payment online but, if requir...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/online-payments/

Training

The Childcare Strategy offers core training courses, Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses and accredited training qualifications to registered childcare providers in Aberdeenshire. Core training courses Benefit Risk Assessment Child Protection training Elementary Food Hygiene First Aid Certificate Food Hygiene Refresher Induction Train...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/childcare-strategy/training/

Boat hire licence

A boat hire licence is required for the use of a vessel, in the course of trade or business, for the purpose of letting it for hire or carrying for reward 12 or fewer passengers, for pleasure, recreational, educational or sporting purposes. A vessel includes dinghies, yachts, rowing and motor boats,“pedaloes”, punts, single-seat canoes, hovercraft ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/boat-hire/

Education Consultations

Current consultations Fraserburgh Primary Schools – public engagement The council are currently reviewing primary school provision in Fraserburgh. This follows an initial assessment that school catchment zones in the town were not best serving the community and the annual Condition and Suitability surveys identified school buildings in Fraserburgh ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/education-consultations/

Cycling Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment Equipment (Leader) Clothing Ratios and Group Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Cycling Expeditions Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is desig...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/cycling-guidance-for-leaders/

Guidance for Leaders

Where fishing takes place from small boats (craft under 6 metres in length with or without an engine) on open inland water, the leader should have particular expertise in boat handling. In most cases it is advisable to obtain the services of a professional boatman. Planning Limitations Equipment Clothing Group Supervision Hazards Safety ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-2/

Dinghies

Qualifying Awards  Royal Yachting Association Coaching Scheme RYA Assistant Instructor This award allows a person to operate within a recognised sailing school assisting RYA instructors. It is site specific. The Assistant Instructor is qualified to teach ‘Start Sailing’ and other junior and adult courses. They will always work under the direct su...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/dinghies/

Snowsports Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment - Group Members Equipment - The Instructors Clothing Group Size Water Hazards Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council?s generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity safely, and must be referred...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/snowsports-guidance-for-leaders/

Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment and Clothing Equipment (Leader) Ratios (Qualified Staff to Students) Indirect Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Mountaineering Activities Environmental Considerations Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-6/

Training Schemes

In-House Cycle Ride Training Scheme This two day in-house training course is mandatory for all council employees planning to lead groups on cycles either on or off road unless they hold a nationally recognised cycling qualification such as a TCL or MBL. Holders of awards different from these should contact Adventure Scotland for advice. On success...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/inservice/training-schemes/

Workers

Find out more details about Contractor and Lone Worker legislation Contractors A contractor is anyone who is called in to work for a company but who is not an employee of that company. The contracting of certain types of jobs is common place, for example: window cleaning the cleaning of premises the i...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/workers/

Summary of Comments from Community Engagement Events August 2011

A series of Community Engagement events took place in August and a summary of the issues raised by each community is listed below. Stonehaven Community Engagement Event 16/08/11 Retaining artists in the area Marketing of different tourist attractions; large and small – link with inter-regional activity (ies) Coastal walking route – linking to...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/summary-of-comments-from-community-engagement-events-august-2011/

Ending your tenancy

If you wish to end your tenancy you, and any joint tenants, should write to us. You must give at least 28 days notice before the date you intend to leave the property. You need to tell us if you normally live in the property with your husband, wife or partner because we also need their agreement. We will ask you to complete a termination notice wi...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenancy-agreement/ending-your-tenancy/

The Historic Environment Of North East Scotland

The present landscape of the North East of Scotland has been formed by several hundred generations of hunters, herdsmen, farmers and foresters. Traces of many of their houses, farms, religious sites or burial monuments survive beside more recent features such as castles, industrial sites, kirks or military installations from the last war. Flint ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/a-brief-history-of-the-north-east/

Aberdeenshire Winter Duathlon Series

Duathlon 2017 - Run - Bike - Run     Please use the links below to find out full details of each event.  You can enter the races from there. All races listed below are Adult, unless otherwise stated 2017 Dates are now confirmed as follows  Westhill  Sunday 22nd January 2017  Inverurie     Sunday 26th February 2017   Aboyne      Sunday 19th  March 2...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/sports-events/aberdeenshire-winter-duathlon-series/

Scams

To keep up to date with all the latest scams follow us on Twitter @AberdeenshireTS  Get Safe Online Get Safe Online recently launched A Rough Guide to Online Safety. This is a joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement, leading businesses and the public sector. The aim is to provide computer users and small businesses with free, indep...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/scams/

Short breaks or respite care for adults with learning disabilities

Short breaks or respite care for adults with learning disabilities includes: planned short breaks away from the home involving social and leisure activities based on your needs and identified in your personal plan emergency short term break to support families in crisis an environment where you can continue to develop your skills and abilities...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks/adults-with-learning-disabilities-short-breaks-respite-care/

Training and qualifications

Improving skills and confidence levels can ease some of the stresses of a caring role. We offer a range of learning opportunities, on an ongoing basis throughout Aberdeenshire, based on what carers tell us they need. Many carers have to give up work due to their caring role and might wish for support to allow them to get back to work. Quarriers can...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/training-and-qualifications/

Sex shop licence

A sex shop licence is required for any premises, vehicle, vessel or stall used for a business which consists to a significant degree of selling, hiring, exchanging, lending, display or demonstrating sex articles. A sex article is defined as: Anything intended for use in connection with, or for the purpose of stimulating or encouraging sexual activ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/licensing-sex-shops/

Sports and activity charges - standard prices

These are our standard charges for sports, activities and facilities hire: Individually priced activities Court, pitch and track hire Swimming pool hire Miscellaneous prices Room and grass pitch hire These standard charges are for adults who do not qualify for benefit-related concessions. Members of national sports squads receive 50 percent off o...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/entry-charges/standard-prices/

Sports and activity charges - seniors and former concessions

These prices apply to adults over the age of 60 who do not qualify for our benefit-related concessions:   Individually priced activities Court, pitch and track hire Swimming pool hire Miscellaneous prices Room and grass pitch hire These prices also apply to people who no longer receive concessionary rates but who were registered with us as a conc...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/entry-charges/seniors-and-former-concessions/

Winter Maintenance

Aberdeenshire Council Winter Maintenance Operational Plan Forecasting and Monitoring Gritting and Snow Clearing Precautionary Treatments Post Event Treatments Priority Routes Gritting Secondary Treatments Footways Snow Clearing Snow Clearing at Lecht and Glenshee Resources Limitations Resilience Network Self Help Advice for Motorists School Transp...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/

Fire

An important feature of the prevention of workplace accidents and damage is the control of the start and spread of fire. Fire and its consequences pose a significant risk to any business whether a major industrial company or a small to medium business. Find out about Causes of Fire, Fire Protection, Fire Alarms, Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Risk As...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/fire/

Health, Safety and Welfare

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations relate to the suitability of all workplaces for all members of the workforce including those with disabilities. These regulations relate to premises with employees and not those with only self employed persons. So what is a suitable workplace? There are specific requirements laid do...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/health-safety-and-welfare/

Choosing a School

How do I choose a school for my child? How can I find out about the different schools? How do I enrol my child at a school? When will my child start school? What do I do if I want my child to attend a school outside of his/her local zone? How will my child get to school? Contact Us How do I choose a school for my child? All Aberdeenshire schools ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/information/choosing-a-school/

Sports and activity charges - junior and student

These discounted prices apply to children and young people aged 18 and under and those who are ages 25 years and under and who are in full-time education: Individually priced activities Court, pitch and track hire Swimming pool hire Miscellaneous prices Room and grass pitch hire Active schools Instead of paying per visit, it could be better value...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/entry-charges/junior-and-student-prices/

Sports and activity charges - benefit-related concessions

These prices apply to people in receipt of certain benefits:   Individually priced activities Court, pitch and track hire Swimming pool hire Miscellaneous prices Room and grass pitch hire If you are in receipt of certain benefits, including council tax reduction, you might be eligible for a 60 percent discount off our standard prices, regardless ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisure-centres-and-swimming-pools/entry-charges/benefit-related-concessions/

Equality Impact Assessments

This page contains the following information: - 1. Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) 2. Justification statements explaining why an EIA is not required If the document opens with a Committee Report, please refer to section three 'Equalities, Staffing and Financial Implications'. This will detail whether an Equality Impact Assessment has been carr...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/eias/

Terms and Conditions of Hire for Leisurelend and Event Attractions

Please read these carefully as you will be asked to sign to say you have done so before the booking commences. They are also available as a pdf here 1.             Interpretation 1.1          The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement. Application to Book the application form completed and submitted to the Coun...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sports/leisurelend/terms-and-conditions-of-hire/

Latest News

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenshireTS for all the latest scam alerts and news daily.  You can also visit www.businesscompanion.info for some detailed guidance on the legislation which has been prepared by The Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Undertakings In April 2016 the proprietor of a local landscape gardening business gave assurances to A...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/latest-news/

Recycling centres and points

We don't accept plasterboard at any site (except for Fraserburgh and Peterhead) at present. We are working to install skips for this material at most Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), but please bear with us for the moment. Householders may find details of private sector plasterboard disposal companies on the internet. Click on a tab below ...

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling-centres-and-points/recycling-centres-and-points/