Midlothian Holiday Period

Friday 16th December 2022

This post contains Christmas dates and opening hours for key organisations in Midlothian. Details of the Council’s opening hours and emergency contact information can be found here: OPENING HOURS 

Other updates are below.

Changeworks:  The Affordable Warmth Services Team at Changeworks will be working up to end of Friday December 23rd. They’ll be back working 28th – 30th December between 9am-4pm and then back working from 4th January onwards. The AWST freephone number (0800 870 8800) will be available this time, as will the warmth@changeworks.org.uk email address.

Dalkeith and Woodburn PantryCentral Dalkeith & Woodburn Pantry will be operating as usual – i.e. open from 1.30 – 5.30 pm each Friday. To shop you need to be a member, and membership is open to any resident in central Dalkeith or Woodburn.

Dalkeith CAB:  Dalkeith CAB will close on Thursday, 22nd December 2022 at 2 pm for the Christmas and New Year holidays and will reopen on Wednesday, 4th January 2023 at 10am.

MAEDT:  Closes on Friday 23rd December and open up again on Monday 10th January

Midlothian Foodbank:  We will be closed from the 24th of December until the 9th of January.  Agencies around Midlothian will keep emergency food boxes if required.

Midlothian Libraries:  Click here to access dates of closures. This may affect availability of some warm spaces.

Rosewell DT:  The Community Fridge is up and running and is open 1 pm – 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Out with those times people can access the fridge by asking a member of staff at Reception.

Pet Food Bank:  After a successful launch, The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home are going to be hosting the pet food bank on a monthly basis at St Mary’s Church in Dalkeith. The next one is on Tuesday 20th December, 10am-12pm. This is for anyone struggling with pet food bills. Tea and coffee, a warm space and free pet food to collect will be available.

Food Fact Friends:  Christmas opening times:

Date 

Time 

Service 

Wednesday 21st December 

11am-2pm 

Free Christmas get together open to anyone to join 

Friday 23rd December 

10.30am-1pm 

Foodbank ONLY 

Saturday 24th December 

11am-2pm 

7.30pm-11pm 

Café and Community Fridge 

Free Christmas food open to anyone 

Sunday 25th December 

CLOSED 

CLOSED 

Monday 26th December 

10.30am-2pm 

Café open 

NO FOODBANK 

Tuesday 27th December 

10.30am-1pm 

10.30am-3pm 

10.30am-3pm 

Foodbank open 

Café open 

Pantry open 

Wednesday 28th December 

10.30am-3pm 

Café ONLY 

Thursday 29th December 

10.30am-3pm 

Pantry open 

Café open 

Friday 30th December 

10.30am-1pm 

Foodbank ONLY  

Saturday 31st December 

11am-2pm 

Open 

Sunday 1st January 

CLOSED 

CLOSED 

Monday 2nd January 

NO CAFE 

NO FOODBANK  

Tuesday 3rd January 

10.30am-1pm 

Foodbank open 

 

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