Public access at a number of East Lothian public toilets is being temporarily limited from Monday, 15 November due to an ongoing shortage of staff.

The busiest public toilets will stay fully open. Others will be limited to use of the disabled toilet only albeit for use of the general public. Unfortunately some other toilets will temporarily close.

Tom Reid, Head of Infrastructure, East Lothian Council, said:

“We continue to face extreme challenges due to a combination of staff absence – much of it COVID-related – as well as a high number of vacancies within our Facilities Management team.

“We need to ensure our limited cleaning resources at this time are focused on keeping facilities such as schools clean, safe and fully open.

“We appreciate this will be inconvenient and frustrating and we are grateful to communities for their patience and understanding at this difficult time.

“The situation will be kept under review so that we can look to re-open facilities for the benefit of the public when it is practical.”

Toilets remaining fully open seven days per week (9am to 4pm) are:

  • Dunbar, Bayswell Road
  • Longniddry Bents car park 3
  • North Berwick, Quality Street
  • Haddington, Neilson Park Road
  • Musselburgh, Shorthope Street
  • Tranent, Lindores Drive
  • Gullane, Goosegreen
  • Dunbar, Bilsdean A1 Road
  • Pencraig, East Linton

Locations where only disabled toilets will remain open for everyone to use daily are:

  • Longniddry Bents car park 2
  • Skateraw
  • Port Seton
  • Musselburgh, Fisherrow Harbour
  • Yellowcraig
  • John Muir Country Park
  • Dunbar, Shore Road
  • Prestonpans

Toilets temporarily closing are:

  • Athelstaneford
  • Dirleton
  • Dunbar, Deer Park Cemetery
  • Dunbar, Whitesands Beach
  • Innerwick Cemetery
  • North Berwick Harbour
  • Garvald
  • Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve
  • East Linton Park
  • Gullane Bents
  • Longniddry Bents car park 1
  • Gifford Park

The toilets at Musselburgh Links remain closed as a result of fire damage.

Published: Friday, 12th November 2021