North Pier toilets re-open for your convenience

Public toilet sign.

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Toilets at Oban’s North Pier re-open tomorrow, July 3.

The facilities have been shut since lockdown restrictions were imposed in the UK as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Although some will remain closed until at least next week, plans are also afoot to reopen the public toilets at Inveraray and on Islay for this weekend.

A council spokesperson said: ‘The council is working hard to align itself to the Scottish Government’s road map to easing lockdown restrictions. In the past few weeks we have reopened amenity sites, moved our waste service back to its normal schedule and reopened play parks.

‘Our aim now is to start opening our public toilets in phases. On Friday 3 July we will open the toilets at Inveraray, Oban North Pier and Bowmore, Islay.

‘We will work within government guidance, taking into account staff capacity, to provide an enhanced cleaning regime and promote physical distancing, and so keep customers and staff safe.’

Kintyre and the Islands councillor Robin Currie had previously requested an update on the reopening of public toilets at last week’s meeting of the council’s business continuity committee.

His question was in view of an anticipated increase in visitor numbers to Argyll and Bute as lockdown restrictions ease.