Aberdeenshire toilets flushed with success

Aberdeenshire Council is flushed with success after receiving a range of awards for public toilet maintenance at the annual Loo of the Year awards

Aberdeenshire Council received the Scotland award for its public toilets, and earned a place in the Champions League for Standards of Excellence, awarded to organisations with ten or more entries with five or more five-star awards.

The council also picked up an award in the non-attended toilets category for its facilities in Oldmeldrum and a further award for The Marina in Banff which won best Scottish Visitor
Attractions.

Aberdeenshire Council came second in the local authority public toilets ‘Premier League’ and earned further listings in the Loo of the Year 100+ Points Club.

Since their creation in 1987, the annual Loo of the Year Awards has identified the best public toilets throughout the United Kingdom.

Councillor Peter Argyle, chairman of the Infrastructure Services Committee, said: “I’m delighted that the high standard of Aberdeenshire’s toilet facilities has once again been recognised at these national awards. 

“For our in house cleaning team to have won multiple awards for our public toilets is a positive achievement for Aberdeenshire and a tribute to the hard work of the staff who maintain
them.”

Councillor Alan Buchan, vice-chair of the committee, said: “The continued dedication of the staff who maintains Aberdeenshire’s facilities has ensured that our 2012 success at the Loo of the Year awards has been topped with more awards from 2013. 

“This is great news for Aberdeenshire, and the residents and visitors who use these facilities.”