02 February 2022

Storm Malik/Corrie update Wednesday, February 2, 11.30am

Wednesday, February 2 @ 11.30am

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 catering provision
SSEN catering facilities are available at the following locations today (Wed):

 Aboyne, Near the Huntly Arms Inn
• Alford, Transport Museum Car Park
• Ballater, Victoria Square
• Banchory, Bellfield Car Park
• Braemar, Opposite the Fife Hotel
• Countesswells (Aberdeen) Sainsbury’s Car Park *from 1pm*
• Huntly, Bognie Arms Car Park, Forgue
• Kemnay, Kemnay Chip Shop, Aquithie Road
• Kintore, Kintore Fish Bar, Northern Rd
• Lumphanan, Next to MacBeth Arms Pub
• Monymusk, Location TBC
• Stonehaven, The Square
• Strathdon, Bellabeg car park, next to shop
 Tarland, The Square
 Torphins, Learney Hall
• Turriff, Show Park Car Park

A welfare Centre has also been set up at Drumlithie Village Hall, where tea and coffee will be available and charging points. Hot food will also be available from 1-2pm and 4-5pm.

Aberdeenshire Council has stood down the general public offer of hot food through our other welfare centres. Officers will continue to liaise with community groups to target hot food provision directly into affected communities.


LLA facilities open until 8pm today (Wed)
All Live Life Aberdeenshire facilities are available until 8pm for access to a hot shower and phone charging, etc.

• Aboyne Swimming Pool and Deeside Community Centre
• Banchory Sports Village
• Deveron Community & Sports Centre
• Ellon Community Campus
• Fraserburgh Community & Sports Centre
• Huntly Swimming Pool
• Inverurie Community Campus
• Mearns Community Campus
• Peterhead Leisure Centre
• Portlethen Pool
• Stonehaven Leisure Centre
*hot food available from 1-2pm*
• Turriff Sports Centre
• Westhill Swimming Pool

SSEN support for accommodation and meals

For customers without power who need support and are unable to make alternative arrangements to stay with family or a friend, SSEN will reimburse reasonable costs for alternative accommodation.

Customers unable to access welfare facilities and who remain off supply may claim back the cost of meals up to £15 per person. Customers are being asked to keep copies of receipts for any claims.

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

Tree clearance

The latest storms have caused further substantial damage to our parks and forestry across the region and affected many roads across our network.

Our teams and outside contractors continue to undertake felling and clearing works around Aberdeenshire and we thank you for your patience as we undertake this significant task. Please remember, fallen, overhanging and hung-up trees represent a serious danger to safety and affected areas should be avoided at all times.

Lateral flow testing

We continue to provide lateral flow testing and community collect provision at the following locations today (Wed):

• Inverurie Burn Lane car-park – 10am-3pm
• Stonehaven Market Square car-park – from 10am (collection only)
• Kellockbank Country Emporium near Insch – 10am-12noon (collection only)
• Kintore Forest Road car-park – 1-3pm (collection only)

Phone numbers

• To report fallen trees on the roads network – 03456 08 12 05 (during office hours)
• 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