Residents of Fraserburgh were left bemused last week when, after spending the day at the beach, they discovered the toilet facilities were locked.
Commenting on the Fraserburgh Herald’s Facebook page, Charlie Reid asked: “it’s high season and the caravan park is full and people from neighbouring towns and villages are visiting the Broch, why then are the public toilets at the beach locked up? There is not even a sign saying why they are closed, it’s not a very good advertisement for visitors to our fantastic beach is it?”
From April to October, the beach toilets are scheduled to be open from 8am ‘til 8pm (10am ‘til 5pm on Sundays).
A spokeswoman for Aberdeenshire Council said of the unscheduled closures at the beach toilets: “The toilets at the Fraserburgh Interpretive Centre were closed on Sunday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 25, due to a short-term staffing issue which has now been rectified.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Aberdeenshire Council also maintain the toilets at Castle Street, which operate at the same times as those at the Interpretative Centre, but have a 20p entrance fee.