The nearest doctor is in Gullane, two miles east of the village, as is the nearest pharmacy. Accident and emergency is at the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, both in Edinburgh. There are dentists in Gullane and Longniddry, and an optician in Gullane.
The nearest library is in Gullane; the main library is in Haddington and is open on Sundays. Both rent films on DVD. A mobile library visits Aberlady every second Thursday.
The primary school is in the village, which also has a nursery; the secondary school serving the area is North Berwick High School.
Grange Road, North Berwick EH39 4QS
Aberlady has two village halls. The larger of the two is the community hall, built in 1882 as the Drill Hall for the local rifle volunteers and given to the village by the Earl of Wemyss in 1951. The community hall is managed by Aberlady Community Association for the benefit of the village. See ‘Hall’.
The smaller of the two halls is the Kirk Stables, renovated in 1986 when the manse was sold. It is operated by the parish. See ‘Church’.
The village sports field is behind the school. It is mostly used by the school and the football club, and is the venue for Gala Day.
There are play parks at The Pleasance (at the west end of the High Street) and off Luffness Court (at the east end of the village). There are also children’s play facilities between Tranter Road and Glenpeffer Avenue on the south side of the village.