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What a relief!

Communities refuse to lose the loos

Communities across Arran have rallied to re-open the public toilets on the island after council bosses slapped ‘shut’ signs on them.

There was widespread anger over the decision by North Ayrshire Council to close the loos as part of budget cuts at the end of March, leaving locals and visitors alike with nowhere to go.

Now, in schemes which are being repeated in villages across the island, community groups have negotiated with council chiefs to find a solution to the problem which is now starting to bear fruit with toilets re-opening and discussions taking place to secure the future of others.

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