Opening Soon

By Jane Cruickshank / July 3, 2020
the toilet block at the harbour

VISITORS to Stonehaven harbour will be relieved to hear its public toilets are re-opening on Wednesday July 8.

Aberdeenshire Council have announced a list of locations across the Shire that will become similarly convenient next week:

  • Alford
  • Aboyne
  • Banchory
  • Banff Marina
  • Bellabeg
  • Braemar
  • Bridge of Feuch
  • Cruden Bay
  • Ellon
  • Fraserburgh Beach
  • Gardenstown Harbour
  • Glenmuick
  • Huntly
  • Inverurie
  • Laurencekirk
  • Macduff Fishmarket
  • Oldmeldrum
  • Peterhead
  • Portsoy
  • Sandend

And how to do a PC pooh when there’s no loo

While our loos have been on lockdown, it appears not all residents of the North-east have been considerate in dealing with their needs.

According to a local authority spokesperson, a minority of people have been criticised for treating the countryside like an outdoor toilet, with many instances of human waste being reported across the region – particularly associated with camping.

The Council has some advice for answering the call of nature when out and about, with some Dos and Don’ts from the Scottish Outdoor Access Code:

  • If you do need to pee when you’re out and about, please do so at least 30 metres from lochs or streams
  • If you need to defecate, do so as far away as possible from buildings, from open water or rivers and streams, and from any farm animals
  • Whenever possible, bag your waste and any materials and take it home
  • If you can’t remove it, bury faeces in a shallow hole, replace the turf and use biodegradable toilet paper rather than wipes