Services and facilities

Statistical information about services and facilities available in Aberdeenshire. 

Facilities monitor

The Rural Facilities Monitor tracked changes in the provision of services in rural areas in Aberdeenshire. In 2023, this was expanded to cover 179 settlements and their facilities recorded and displayed in interactive, map based reports. The data was gathered between July 2023 and September 2023.

View the 2023 Facilities Monitor.

The facilities recorded include, but are not limited to, shops, post offices, banks, education facilities, public services, halls, churches and garages.

An overview of each area, and Aberdeenshire as a whole, can be viewed below and provides information on demographics, housing, employment and transport and travel can also be found in the following interactive reports:

You can also view the previous Rural Facilities Monitor 2016 (PDF 6.12MB).


View more information on schools including school roll forecasts and school catchment areas. You can also find information on services and facilities in your local area using our interactive map.

Other services

View more information on libraries, sports facilities and more on the Live Life Aberdeenshire website. Further information in relation to doctors and health services can be found on the NHS Inform website.


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