What a relief for Edinburgh as council agrees £5 million public toilets plan - your views online
"Thank you! Worst thing about the city was the absence of public toilets.”
Penny for them
What a relief for Edinburgh as council agrees £5 million public toilets plan
What about all the facilities they shut a few years ago? And now they want us to walk more. There is absolutely no joined up thinking here - too little too late.
Martin Clubber Laing
Only years too late, but then it is a typical attitude of Edinburgh council.
One public toilet on the main road in Corstorphine has been shut a couple of years; bus drivers used it and the general public. It’s up for sale at the moment and I heard plans are in for a cafe – ridiculous! Should be modernised and back in public use. A lot of people have medical conditions that restricts them to where they can go shopping. Cafes don't like you going in just to use their facilities. If you need to use a toilet urgently it can be very upsetting.
Thank you! Worst thing about the city was the absence of public toilets.
There are rumours about a number of well used public toilets being sold off rather than upgraded. Has there been any discussions about transferring assets to facilitate community ownership? Alternatively are communities expected to fund others in refurbishments as well as their own?
Toilets in South Queens-ferry are shocking. Well overdue a revamp. Council happy to sell SQ as an ocean liner stop off, so they need to provide facilities.
Gary Robert Nicol
As a delivery driver in Edinburgh for many years the public toilets were of great use! Not all companies would let you use their toilets.
Basic service, when you think we have the highest council tax, money wasted on Spaces for People, at least four enquiries about the council,a report on the massive poverty in Edinburgh, highest rents outside London, and that it took a pandemic to get the homeless off the street, and trying to cut toilets and Gorgie Farm shows how badly this council is run.
They will probably charge £5 to use them!
Five years on and we are still waiting. Just open and do up the ones that are there.
Smith C Karen
After selling off all the ones they already had?
Just hurry up and open them! Town is busier now, shops are open but shops like Primark are still keeping their toilets closed. Toilets in Princes Street Gardens are still shut, pub toilets are for customers only.
As long as they’re cleaned regularly. Public toilets are usually pretty disgusting.
Campaign launched to rename A1 'the Queen's Highway' ahead of monarch's Platinum Jubilee
The only monarch that should be honoured is the Prince... the Bonnie Prince. Slainth mhor!
I’ve got a better name. Wullie Wallace Way. You can take away our A1 but you can never take away our freedom.
Definitely not. She is known as queen of England worldwide so in my opinion has no relevance to Scotland. Her title says it all, QEII (of England). Scotland has never had a crowned Elizabeth so her proper title should be the 1st of Scotland and 2nd of England. Roll on the Scottish republic.
She wouldn't use it, she has a train.
Only if she does 100 laps of her garden and raises £32m for the NHS.
Don't think she would care and neither do I. A1 is easier to roll off the tongue.
What’s next, every road outside of schools renamed Prince Andrew Street?
It already has a name. The Great North Road.
When Scotland leaves the UK, North bound should be renamed The Road to Freedom; South bound The Road to Ruin.
if she would consider donating to its upgrade I would think about it!
Scott Stephen Potter
Isn't every road in the UK the queen's highway?
Does that mean it will be the only road that gets looked after or would they still use Coco pops to fill it in?