Gretna Green is one of the most popular marriage venues in Scotland and the fact that no public toilets are available for guests could have a negative effect on overall business, a councillor has warned.
According to a news report in the local media, the wedding industry is worth £21 million a year to the area but it has been without public loos for almost three years after the old ones were demolished to make way for new business units.
For this reason, many wedding guests attending ceremonies in the Gretna Green area are resorting to “urinating behind walls”, which has led to a growing number of complaints from fed-up residents.
Councillor Archie Dryburgh, who launched the appeal, said: “There are no public conveniences in Gretna and it is ridiculous. The amount of complaints we are receiving from residents and the public is going up, up, up.”
He added: “For the amount of people who come into Gretna and Gretna Green each year it is unbelievable that we have not got a public toilet to offer them. People come from all over the place to Gretna and when they arrive after a long journey they naturally need a toilet.”
Building a new toilet and setting aside the required funds for maintaining it is not exactly an easy task for today’s cash-strapped local councils, but the prospect of implementing an access restriction system and charging for access might be something local authorities should take into account as a source of long-term revenue, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could really puts its experience to good work.
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