It is hoped that a new public toilet set to open at the iconic Forth Bridge will improve the visitor experience in the area, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The council said the previous automatic toilets cost £15,000 a year to run and made an annual loss of £10,000. However, their removal proved far from convenient for visitors.
The local authority has now bowed to public pressure and will spend £74,000 on a new toilet, which will go on the same site at Battery Park.
Dave Dempsey, Conservative councillor for North Queensferry, said the news would come as some relief. “This issue has been crawling forward for quite some time, complicated by the pandemic,” he said. “They now seem to have got the funding in place for it and it’s finally happening.”
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