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Public Toilets

Hi all

We are heading over to Scotland in March this year.  Our itinerary is pretty much set, but the big question remains in regards to availability of public toilets.  We have traveled in Europe, US and Asia quite frequently and compared to both Australia and New Zealand there seems to be a distinct lack of available public toilets. We seem to have an over abundance of them here at home, which is great as my wife's bladder is not what it used to be, so she can sometimes get quite anxious in regards to this situation, hence my questions in order to put her mind at rest.

Obviously we can always go to pubs, cafe's etc, but the question is more for when we are on the road driving between towns.

Many thanks



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  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    This website seems useful but the best bet is to stop over while driving between towns at a village to answer nature's call, there's very few service stops in rural Scotland. Carry change though as toilets in stations can charge 30p. Renting a motorhome is another possible solution.
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  • JemyJemy Member ✭✭
    I absolutely loved your story and started laughing out loud. Please let me know more of your hubby's antics 
  • Joyful_1Joyful_1 Member ✭✭
    @Jemy that is really the only notable I can think of.
  • Melg22Melg22 Member
    Towns there are toilets to be found. However if like Glencoe or glenlyon there aren't many at all. Glenlyon there is a post office with tea room half way but miss that and it's more than 1 hour.  So depends how off the town's u are.  Maybe back to nature ? 
  • lealea Member
    @Melg22 - okay, your comment makes me wonder - if when you are out in these remote areas and you have to pee, is it frowned upon to pee outdoors? Let's assume that this is a pee only incident and all respect for the environment is observed (no paper products left behind, etc.). 
  • NPCNPC Member ✭✭
    Not usually a problem if your discrete, generally accepted that you have to pee somewhere.
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