Christmas opening times and service arrangements

View our alternative service arrangements and opening times over Christmas and New Year 2017/18:

Bins and recycling

Collections due on:

  • Monday, 25th December will be made on Friday, 29th December 
  • Tuesday, 26th December will be made on Saturday, 30th December
  • Monday, 1st January will be made on Friday, 5th January
  • Tuesday, 2nd January will be made on Saturday, 6th January

Recycling centres will be closed from 4pm on:

  • Sunday, 24th December to Wednesday, 27th December
  • Sunday, 31st December to Wednesday, 3rd January


View affected libraries opening times during the festive period:

  • 22nd December - Meldrum library closes at 2.30pm
  • 23rd December - Meldrum library closed
  • 24th, 25th and 26th December - all libraries closed
  • 27th December - Aboyne and Meldrum libraries closed all day and Mearns library closes at 4pm
  • 28th December - Aboyne and Meldrum libraries  closed
  • 29th December - Aboyne, Kintore, Meldrum and Portlethen libraries closed
  • 30th December - Aboyne and Meldrum libraries closed
  • 31st December, 1st and 2nd January - all libraries closed
  • 3rd January - normal opening hours resume for all libraries

Sport centres and swimming pools

All sport centres and swimming pools will be closed from 25th to 26th December and 1st to 2nd January. Opening times during festive period differ depending on the facility. Normal opening times will be resumed on 3rd January for all centres.

  24 December 27 December 28 December 29 December 30 December 31 December
Aboyne Swimming Pool and Deeside Community Centre Closes at 2pm 9.30am - 8pm 9.30am - 5pm 2pm - 10pm Normal hours Closes at 2pm
Alford Community Campus Closes at 2pm 2pm - 10.15pm 2pm - 10.15pm 2pm - 10.15pm 9am - 4pm Closes at 2pm
Alford Ski Centre Closes at 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm Closes at 2pm
Banchory Sports Centre and Swimming Pool Closes at 2pm 12.30pm - 8.30pm 9am - 10.30pm 9am - 9.30pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 2pm
Banff - Deveron Community and Sports Centre 9am - 2pm 7am - 4pm 2pm - 10pm 9am - 10pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 2pm
Ellon Swimming Pool and Community Centre Closes at 2pm 6.45am - 2.30pm 6.45am - 2.30pm 6.45am - 2.30pm 8.30am - 5.15pm Closes at 2pm
Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre 8am - 2pm 7am - 3pm 2pm - 10pm 7am - 3pm 9am - 4pm 8am - 2pm
Huntly Swimming Pool and Fitness Suite Closes at 2pm 9am - 5pm 7am - 5pm 9am - 7pm 8.15am - 3pm Closes at 2pm
Inverbervie Sports Centre 10am - 2pm 3pm - 9pm 3pm - 9pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 2pm
Inverurie Swimming Centre Closes at 2pm 6am - 9.30pm 6am - 9.30pm 6am - 9.30pm 8am - 3.30pm Closes at 2pm
Laurencekirk - Mearns Academy Community Campus 10am - 2pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 10pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 2pm
Macduff Community and Sports Centre Closed Closed  4am - 9pm 9am - 3pm 9am - 3pm Closed
Peterhead Leisure and Community Centre 9am - 2pm 2pm - 10pm 7am - 3pm 2pm - 10pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 2pm
Portlethen Swimming Pool and Academy Sports Facilities 9am - 2pm 7am - 2pm 12pm - 7pm 12pm - 7pm 8am - 3pm 9am - 2pm
Stonehaven Leisure Centre 9am - 2pm 12pm - 7pm 7am - 2pm 7am - 2pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 2pm
Turriff Sports Centre Closes at 2pm 9am - 2pm 3pm - 10pm 3pm - 10pm 9am - 4pm Closes at 2pm
Turriff Swimming Pool Closes at 2pm 2.30pm - 9pm 7am - 1pm 8am - 2pm 9am - 4pm Closes at 2pm
Westhill Swimming Pool Closes at 2pm 7am - 3.15pm 7am - 3.15pm 7am - 3.15pm 6.45am - 4.15pm Closes at 2pm

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