01 February 2022

Storm Malik/Corrie update Tuesday, February 1

Tuesday, February 1 @ 11am

If you are receiving this message around the impacts of Storms Malik and Corrie, your help is appreciated in spreading this message via word of mouth or other local channels in your community. Please focus on those who have no power.

SSEN update
Keep up to date on the progress of power reconnections at: 

LLA facilities open until 8pm tonight (Tuesday)
A quick reminder that if you need access to a hot shower or phone charging etc, ALL Live life Aberdeenshire facilities are open from 9am to 8pm.
• Aboyne Swimming Pool and Deeside Community Centre
• Banchory Sports Village
• Deveron Community & Sports Centre
• Inverurie Community Campus
• Ellon Community Campus
• Portlethen Pool
• Westhill Swimming Pool
• Fraserburgh Community & Sports Centre
• Huntly Swimming Pool
• Peterhead Leisure Centre
• Mearns Community Campus
• Stonehaven Leisure Centre


Hot food provision
Our message to affected individuals, families and communities is where you can make your own arrangements for food, warmth etc., you should do so.

However if you can’t make your own arrangements, then Aberdeenshire Council will provide food for collection by members of the public at Live Life Aberdeenshire sites (see below).

If food needs delivered into other areas, our area managers’ teams will arrange with community groups for them to collect from Live Life Aberdeenshire sites.

If any individual or family has further specific needs, they should contact the Aberdeenshire Council Assistance Line on 0808 196 3384 (8:45am to 5pm).

People wanting to pick-up a meal can do so at the following locations:

• Aboyne Swimming Pool (outside the building, as no power) between 13.15-14.00, and from 16:00-17:00
• Alford Community Campus between 13:00-14:00, and from 16:00-17:00
• Banchory Sports Village between 13:00-14:00
• Inverurie Community Campus between 13:00-14:00
• Stonehaven Leisure Centre between 13:00-14:00, and from 16:00-17:00
• Turriff Sports Centre between 13:00-14:00, and from 16:00-17:00
• Peterhead Leisure and Community Centre between 13:00-14:00

SSEN catering provision
In addition to Aberdeenshire Council food provision, SSEN catering facilities remain in place at the following locations from 9am today (Tuesday), unless otherwise stated below:

• Aboyne, Near the Huntly Arms Inn
• Alford, Transport Museum Car Park
• Ballater, Victoria Square
• Braemar, Opposite the Fife Hotel
• Fyvie, Outside the Co-op
 Huntly, Bognie Brae Arms Car Park
 Insch, Church Hall Car Park, Western Road
 Kemnay, Kemnay Chip Shop, Aquithie Road - *open from 11am*
• Kintore, Kintore Fish Bar, Northern Rd
• Lumphanan, Next to MacBeth Arms Pub
• Monymusk, Location TBC - *open from 4pm on Tuesday*
• Stonehaven, The Square
 Strathdon, Bellabeg car park, next to shop
• Tarland, The Square
• Torphins, Learney Hall

A number of schools remain closed today – please check here for details: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/Apps/schools-closures/

Recycling and waste services

All household recycling centres are open, with the exception of Stonehaven.

All waste collection routes are in operation, although some roads remain inaccessible due to fallen trees and this may affect some collections.

Attempts will be made to address missed collections where possible and residents should leave their bins out for the remainder of this week. If collection cannot be made this week, residents should re-present the bin on their usual scheduled week, when side waste will be accepted.

Passenger transport unit

The Central Buchan A2B dial-a-bus service, and the Inverurie Ready2Go service are both operating today, but experiencing telecommunication issues in the Kemnay area. All other A2B dial-a-bus services are suspended today.


Efforts continue to remove trees that are blocking a number of routes, with particular challenges on the B966 between Fettercairn and Edzell and the C2K in the same area. The remaining minor rural routes will be dealt with in the coming days.

GP Practices

The Tarland practice will remain closed today due to a lack of power.

Phone numbers: 
• If you need help, or need to report fallen trees on the roads network – via Police on 101
• Power outages – via SSEN on 105 
• Non-urgent medical issues – via NHS on 111
• Emergency council housing repairs - 03456 08 12 03  
• Emergency social care 03456 08 12 06 
If you can’t use private water because of the power outage you are advised to source bottled water. But if you can’t please contact the assistance line on 0808 196 3384 for advice or support.