The Riggs sheltered housing

The Riggs sheltered housing entranceOn this page you will find information about The Riggs sheltered housing:


The Riggs is located within the village of Longside and has a convenience shop within one hundred yards of the scheme. The full address is:

The Riggs
Armoury Lane
AB42 4XZ

Longside features a coffee shop, bowling and golf clubs.

There is a bus service to the nearby Mintlaw which features a small supermarket and Aden Park, and to the town of Peterhead which offers:

  • large supermarkets
  • a good range of shops
  • cinema
  • a sports centre


The Riggs has sixteen flats across two levels, with:

  • lift access to the first floor
  • a communal lounge
  • laundry facilities
  • gardens

Each flat has:

  • electric central heating
  • double glazing
  • fitted kitchens

The Riggs is fitted with a door entry system and all properties are connected to the Community Alarm Service.


Many sheltered housing communities offer opportunities to engage with other tenants and participate in activities. The communal areas such as lounges and gardens provide space tenants can use for relaxation and casual socialising.

Activities vary from community to community, and can include:

  • fish and chip nights
  • bingo
  • dominoes
  • craft clubs
  • concerts

Tenants are regularly consulted regarding future activities and encouraged to contribute suggestions. Available activities will be advertised on the notice board within The Riggs.


For general enquiries about sheltered housing please email or phone 01467 468154.

For questions about The Riggs please email or phone 01358 281139

If you wish to apply for sheltered housing you can do so through our housing portal.