We have recently collated a collection of comments made in the Wee Gallery visitors book during 2019. They are really heartwarming and full of praise and appreciation for the facility. However, as I have said before and will
say again, the toilets in East Haven are little more than an old 1970s brick built unit with a concrete floor. There is no heating, hot water or lighting and yet, people are incredibly grateful for the standard of cleanliness and the provision of a few basic
toiletries. It was a monumental task in 2015 to scrub years of ammonia off the floors, paint the walls and create a welcoming environment but it was achieved. When one stops to reflect on the comments which can be downloaded from the ‘Wee Gallery’
page it seems a terrible indictment on the state of public toilet provision across the UK that people are so incredibly grateful for being able to use a clean toilet. Toilet provision in rural areas across Scotland enables people of all ages and all abilities
to access the outdoors and promotes health and well-being. The comments also highlight the number people visiting East Haven from different parts of the world consequently linking public toilet provision to the economy and tourism. Far from being a low priority
for public bodies it seems that quality public toilets should be given far greater importance.