Public toilets in Argyll and Bute

Table of all public toilets, including location, opening hours and facilities.

We provide public toilets across Argyll and Bute. While this is not something a council has a duty to do, we know that this is a valued service and so want to continue providing it – to help make this possible we will be making a charge at some high-use facilities across the area.

We will be introducing a charge of 50p at 16 toilets and you can pay by cash or by card.

This is where we are with installing the charging systems at our public toilets:

Update on door control access - 26 March 2024 - The Council has a contractor in place to progress door control access for high footfall public conveniences – the Council has been made aware of defects to the doors and have arranged for the contractors to resolve these.  

Area Location Status
Mid Argyll  Lochnell St, Lochgilphead System installed and activated on Wed 3 April
Front Street, Inveraray System installed, but not activated
Chalmers St, Ardrishaig System installed and activated on Tues 26 March
Cowal   Tighnabruaich System installed, but not activated
Glenmorag System installed, but not activated
Main Street, Sandbank System installed, but not activated
Colintraive System installed, but not activated
Bute   Chapelhill, Esplanade, Rothesay Installation part way through
Marine Road, Port Bannatyne System installed, but not activated
Lomond   West Clyde Street, Helensburgh Pier System installed, but not activated
Future Phases 
Islay Charlotte Street, Port Ellen
Bowmore PC, School Street, Bowmore
Bridgend  
Mull   Fionnphort PC, Ferry Slip
Oban   Ganavan Sands PC, Ganavan Road
Oban North Pier (this is to retrofit the current paddle gate system with contactless)

You can also find the locations on our interactive map.

Please note: where some toilets are opened by the same attendant, opening times may be slightly later than advertised as it takes a short time to get round all the facilities. 

Mid Argyll

Public toilets - Mid Argyll
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Inveraray  08.00 - 21.00 Separate disabled WC with radar key entry
Lochgilphead  08.00 - 19.00
50p entry charge
Separate disabled WC with radar key entry
Ardrishaig  08.00 - 19.00
50p entry charge
Separate disabled WC with radar key entry
Tayvallich  24 hours  
Kilmartin  24 hours  
Tarbert  08.00 - 19.00 Separate disabled WC with radar key entry
Crinan  24 hours  

Kintyre

Public toilets - Kintyre
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Machrihanish  24 hours  
Southend 24 hours   
Bolgam Street, Campbeltown 08.30 - 18.00  24 hour access with radar key
Pensioner’s Row, Campbeltown 09.00 - 18.00  Access with radar key when open
Gigha  24 hours Open 24 hours without radar key
Carradale 24 hour   

Islay and Jura

Public toilets - Islay and Jura
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Bowmore  08.00 - 18.00 Disabled access
Bridgend  24 hours  
Port Ellen  08.00 - 18.00 Disabled access
Port Askaig 24 hours Disabled access
Bruichladdich  24 hours  
Portnahaven  24 hours Disabled access
Craighouse, Jura 24 hours  
Feolin, Jura 24 hours  Disabled access

Lorn

Public toilets - Oban and Lorn
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Ganavan, Oban  08.00 -20.00 Disabled access
Pulpit Hill, Oban  24 hours  
North Pier, Oban  08.00 -20.00 Disabled access
Ellenabeich  08.00 - 18.00  
Port Appin   08.00 - 18.00  
Cuan Ferry  24 hours  
North Lismore  24 hours  
South Lismore  24 hours  
Taynuilt  24 hours  

Mull and Iona

Public toilets - Mull and Iona
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Craignure  08.00 - 20.00 Disabled access and radar key
Bunessan  08.00 - 20.00  
Fionnphort  08.00 - 20.00 Disabled access
Salen  08.00 - 20.00  
Ulva  08.00 - 20.00 Disabled access
Iona  08.00 - 16.00  

Tiree

Public toilets - Tiree
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Scarinish  24 hours  

Coll

Public toilets - Coll
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Middle Pier  24 hours  

Bute

Public toilets - Bute
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Rothesay Pier (terminal)  05.45 - 20.00  
Port Bannatyne   08.00 - 18.00 disabled access and radar key
High Street   08.00 - 18.00  
Chapel Hill   08.00 - 18.00 Disabled access, no radar key
Kilchattan Bay   08.00 - 18.00 Disabled access, no radar key

Cowal

Public toilets - Cowal
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Glenmorag 06.30 - 20.00  
Kames 24 hours  
Tighnabruaich 24 hours  
Sandy Beach 06.30 - 20.00 Disabled access
Colintraive 24 hours  
Sandbank 06.30 - 16.00  
Lochgoilhead 24 hours  
Riverside 06.00 - 20.00 Disabled access
Carrick 24 hours  
Dunoon Ferry Terminal 06.00 - 21.00  

Lomond

Public toilets - Helensburgh and Lomond
Location Opening hours Disabled access
Helensburgh Pier  08.00 - 19.30 Disabled access
Rhu  08.00 - 19.30 Disabled access
Kilcreggan Pier  08.00 19.00 Disabled access

Community managed public toilets

  • Ardentinny, Cowal
  • Calgary, Mull
  • Tayinloan, Kintyre
  • Victorian Toilets, Rothesay
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