Loudspeakers in the street

The use of loudspeakers in the streets is banned between 9.00pm and 8.00am (the police, ambulance and fire brigade are exempt).

Local authorities can license use outside these hours – eg for entertainment but not for advertising purposes or electioneering.

Vehicles selling perishable foods may use loudspeakers between 12.00 noon and 7.00 pm and these times can be varied with local authority consent. If you have a complaint about loudspeakers or chimes Contact us.

Report noise nuisance to us via the Noise app. The app enables anyone within Aberdeenshire to record evidence of noise  onto their smartphones and submitting it to the council.