Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

My office is closed from Friday 18th December and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 5th January.  My email and voicemails will be checked once a day apart from on bank holidays and weekends with only very urgent cases responded to. All other enquiries will be responded to when the office reopens.

You can find the latest Scottish government guidance on Covid-19 here. From 00:01 on Saturday 26 December all of mainland Scotland will move to Level 4 restrictions. Guidance on Level 4 can be found here.

The following emergency contacts may be useful:

If you feel that your circumstances are overwhelming and you are in need of emotional support, you can contact Samaritans for free in confidence any time from any phone on 116 123 or email Samaritans’ service is provided by volunteers – they can’t take action or fix issues on your behalf, but they are there round the clock to listen to anyone dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings.

You may also wish to look at iThrive which includes details about mental health and wellbeing support in Edinburgh.

City of Edinburgh Council:

Emergency Social Care – 0800 371 6969 / 0044 131 553 8286 (from outside UK)

Anti-social Noise from Neighbours – 101

All Other Council Emergencies – 0131 200 2000 / 0800 032 5968

 Other Useful Numbers:


The following websites and helplines have the most up to date guidance and advice on Covid-19:

NHS Inform:

The Scottish Government:

The City of Edinburgh Council:


Please feel free to contact me about anything - whether it’s about what I’m doing (or what you think I should be doing or not doing, for that matter) in the constituency or at Westminster.

If you are a constituent, you can contact me by emailing, calling the office on 0131 661 8023 or by using the CONTACT form below.



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