Getting in Touch
Main Switch Board : 01779 485 600
Family Contact Officer : 01779 485 680 or 685
ICM Co-ordinator : 01779 485 770 (Integrated Case Management)
Visits Booking Line : 01779 485 640
(Mon to Fri 10:30-11:30, 14:00-15:00, 18:00-19:00)
Visiting the Prison
Due to Coronavirus, prison visits are slightly different. Please read this guidance from the Scottish Prison Service.
The Action for Children Visitors’ Centre is still providing support, details can be found below.
Prison information on visiting HMP Grampian is available here.
It is possible to book a virtual visits at HMP Grampian. These must be booked at least 48 hours in advance via the prison’s Booking In Line.
Travel to the Prison
Nearest Mainline Train Station : Aberdeen (31 miles) Note there is no rail service to Peterhead.
Buses: 61 / 63
The Prison Visitors’ Centre offers a limited bus service from Aberdeen City Centre to HMP Grampian on days where the prison hosts special family days or events. For more information, contact the Prison Visitors’ Centre (details below).
Free parking for visitors is available at the prison.
Information on financial support for the cost of prison visits is available here.
Visitor Centre Information
HMP Grampian has a Prison Visitors’ Centre operated by Action for Children.
Due to the Coronavirus Action for Children are supporting families remotely.
Their phonelines are open, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Please dial 01779 485829 or 01779 485840 if you need support or have any queries regarding visiting prison or about available assistance and support. Optionally you can reach them on the following phone number: 07877170244
Only certain number of visitors will be allowed in the Hub between 11am-3pm. In order to be as efficient as possible in supporting families, we encourage people to preferably phone in advance and arrange a visit to the Hub for emotional/practical support.
In normal circumstances the Visitors Centre offers:
- A full café service offering hot and cold drinks, refreshments, and hot meals
- Toilets and baby changing facilities
- Children’s play area
- School holiday activities
- Information, support, and advice
Action for Children
Tel: 01779 485829 or 01779 485840
Phonelines are open, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Financial Support for Visits to Prison
For information on financial support for visits to prison - please click here.