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:
- Banff Marina
- Bridge of Feuch
- Cruden Bay
- Fraserburgh Beach
- Gardenstown Harbour
- Macduff Fishmarket
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