Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View updates on coronavirus and council services. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.


Issues with our phones

We are having intermittent issues with our phone lines. We are working with our suppliers to resolve them. If you can't get through please hang up and re-dial. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Parks, open spaces, public toilets and landscape services - Coronavirus

Throughout the lockdown period our country parks and open spaces have all remained open to the public, however, please remember that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, social distancing and other Scottish Government guidelines must still be strictly observed. 

Play areas

Play areas reopened on 29th June 2020. We would remind parents and children of the continued risk of transmission of the virus. You should continue to follow public health guidance on social distancing and if you are using the equipment, avoid touching your mouth and face, use hand sanitiser wherever possible and thoroughly wash your hands as soon as you get home. 

Grass cutting

Grass cutting recommenced in June 2020 in our parks, open spaces and in our burial grounds and we are hoping to recommence grass cutting at our sports fields and schools in the coming weeks. While we work through the backlog we ask the public to be patient as we have to prioritise our resources. Please note that many sites will require multiple cuts and open spaces and sports fields will take some time to recover. 

Public toilets

Some of our public toilets reopened:

  • Aboyne
  • Aden Country Park, Mintlaw
  • Alford
  • Balmedie Country Park
  • Banchory
  • Banff Marina
  • Bellabeg
  • Bennachie Lodge Hotel, Kemnay
  • Braemar
  • Bridge of Feuch
  • Cruden Bay
  • Ellon
  • Fraserburgh Beach
  • Gardenstown Harbour
  • Glenmuick
  • Haddo Country Park (Pheasantry), Ellon
  • Haughton Country Park, Alford
  • Huntly
  • Inverurie
  • Laurencekirk
  • Macduff Fishmarket
  • Meet Again, 12 Perkhill Road, Lumphanan
  • New Aberdour - The Beach
  • Oldmeldrum
  • Peterhead
  • Portsoy
  • Sandend
  • Stonehaven Harbour

Unfortunately, the portable chemical toilet at Potarch Green on Deeside between Banchory and Kincardine O'Neil will have to be removed temporarily as we do not have the resources available to maintain this facility to the required standard at this time.

Gardening works in public areas

If your community group would like to help with gardening works in your local area, please get in touch by emailing greenspace@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or call 03456 081205. For further details please view the guidance: