05 April 2021

Locations of Aberdeenshire polling places for Scottish Parliament election now available

The list of polling places managed by Aberdeenshire Council for the upcoming Scottish Parliament election on Thursday, May 6, is now available.


The updated list includes a number of changes to polling places since elections in 2019, and can be found in full at https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote-during-scottish-parliamentary-elections/


Website visitors will also be able to find where Aberdeenshire-resident electors can vote within the constituencies of Aberdeenshire South and North Kincardine (administered by Aberdeen City Council), and Angus North and Mearns (administered by Angus Council).


The most recent change within Aberdeenshire has been that Auchterless School has replaced the village’s community hall as a polling place. Polling cards sent out before the change refer to the community hall but voters should now instead head to the school if they are voting in person.


The other changes are as follows:


Aberdeenshire East


Polling District

Former polling place

Replacement polling place

Longside (EB0408)

Longside Parish

Church Hall

St John’s Church

Auchterless (EB0705)

Auchterless Community Hall

Auchterless School

Ellon Town (EG0906)

Kirk Centre

Victoria Hall

Inverurie West (EG1101) & Inverurie North (EG1102)

Garioch Community Centre

Garioch Indoor Bowling Club


Aberdeenshire West


Polling District

Former polling place

Replacement polling place

Insch (WG1001)

Insch Community Centre

Bennachie Leisure Centre

Cairnie (WG1401)

Cairnie Public Hall

Cairney School

Huntly (WG1403)

Stewart’s Hall

Linden Centre

Alford (WW1414)

Alford Community Centre

Alford Ski Centre


Banffshire and Buchan Coast


Polling District

Former polling place

Replacement polling place

Myrus/Macduff (BB0202)

Macduff Town Hall

Buchan Street Hall, Macduff

Longside East (BB0409)

Longside Parish Church Hall

Rathen Public Hall

Lonmay (BB0502)

Lonmay Public Hall

Roads Community Café, St Combs

Peterhead Central (BB0507)

Rescue Hall

Territorial Army Centre


The list of candidates who will be standing in the three Scottish Parliament constituencies in the Aberdeenshire area is also available at: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/scottish-parliament-election/


Aberdeenshire Council Chief Executive and Returning Officer Jim Savege said: “The arrangements for any election are very carefully planned, and even more so this year in line with guidance around the pandemic.


“Our plans for the upcoming Scottish Parliament election take account of guidance from the Scottish Government, the Electoral Management Board for Scotland and the Electoral Commission, as well as the following the latest health advice from Public Health Scotland.


“We are working together to ensure everybody can vote with confidence on Thursday, May 6, and our polling places will be set up accordingly.”