New public toilets are to be built at popular Deeside beauty spot, the Falls of Feugh, just outside Banchory.
The new conveniences will replace the current ‘superloo’ which has been out of commission for some time.
Councillor Jill Webster (Banchory and Mid Deeside) identified the necessity for the replacement of the public toilets at this tourist hotspot and has succeeded in accessing funding allocated from Aberdeenshire Council’s capital budget for the new loos.
“The Falls of Feugh are one of the most popular beauty spots in Aberdeenshire, with an estimated 25,000 visitors annually stopping to watch the salmon leaping,” she said. “The current superloo had to be closed as it was constantly breaking down and spare parts had become obsolete.
“Temporary portaloos were made available but as this arrangement was not only costly but also unsightly, I felt there was a strong case for building a replacement toilet here.
“Both Feughdee West Community Council and local residents were supportive of the case and I am delighted the new loos will now be built.
“Planning permission has been granted and I am hopeful work will commence in the next couple of months so we can continue to support not only the tourist industry but also local visitors to the high standards they deserve.”
Councillor Jill Webster is pictured at the site of the new public toilets at the Falls of Feugh.