Covid-19 Tier-3 and Tier-4 Status Update

Coronoavirus Covid 19

Aberdeen City and Shire enjoyed the relative freedoms of Tier-2 through most of Autumn. A number of pubs provided outdoor areas where beer could be enjoyed al-fresco. Many more were able to continue serving beer while accompanied by a "substantial meal". However that all came to an end at Christmas ...

*** Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire move to Tier 3 restrictions as from Friday 18th December 2020 ***

The effect of this change will be that pubs and restaurants, whilst still allowed to open, will not be allowed to sell alcohol (except for carry out). We will try to ensure that we update this website and WhatPub with details of which pubs will be closed and which may still be available for food and soft drinks. Any information would be gratefully received at

*** Moray, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles remain in Tier 1 ***

From 26th December, full Tier 4 restrictions will apply to the Scottish mainland. We advise you "shop local" and support your local breweries by getting a case of bottle-conditioned ale in your house for Hogmanay 2020.

Scott Wilson
Last modified
Fri, 01 Jan 2021