Sport, leisure and culture activities FAQ

Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s route map enables non-contact, outdoor activities. Gyms are expected to open during Phase 3 of the route map subject to physical distancing and hygiene measures. For all enquiries on accessing sport and leisure and an up to date list of the facilities and services available:

Sport Aberdeen

Aberdeen Sports Village

For any matters relating to Aberdeen Performing Arts and their venues:

Aberdeen Performing Arts

The latest information regarding Libraries can be found at: 

Libraries and Archives

For information relating to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums:

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

For information relating to Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives:

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives

The target date is late August/early September. The museums and galleries sector is collaborating across the country to share knowledge of how to make premises safe in line with government guidance issued the week the country entered Phase 3 of the route map. The Council is working on physical distancing measures and other steps to safeguard staff and visitors for when the gallery reopens.

For the time being the Archives and Museums will remain closed whilst we work on re-opening plans and put safeguards in place following the Scottish Government guidelines issued on 6 July 2020.  Ensuring that our visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience is our priority and we're looking forward to welcoming everyone back.  In line with other Scottish museums and galleries we are aiming to re-open the Art Gallery late August/early September and will announce more details as soon as they are confirmed.     

However, it is likely to be some time before the Maritime Museum, the Tolbooth and the Treasure Hub will re-open owing to the difficulties in complying with physical distance rules. 

We understand that our members, customers and Learn To Swim participants are keen to get back in the water as soon as possible and we want to welcome you back to swimming just as soon as we can.

Due to operating constraints, we will be taking a phased approach to reopening the pools.  At the moment, we anticipate that the below pools will reopen as follows:

Upon initial reopening, the timetables will mainly include swimming lessons and club swimming sessions, however we will include as many public swimming sessions as we can.  The timetables and opening hours will be constantly reviewed, and adjusted where necessary.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to give an update on when the below swimming pools will reopen, due to restrictions around members of the public entering school buildings:

This also applies to swimming lessons at:

  •  Dyce Academy Pool
  •  Dyce Primary Pool
  •  Grammar Swimming Pool
  •  Orchard Brae Pool


All Get active 1 memberships will remain frozen while the pools are closed.


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