Milngavie public toilets to get a much-needed revamp

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Traders in Milngavie want to alert people that the public toilets in the precinct are going to be closed for refurbishment for a few days in two weeks time.

The council, who handed over responsibilty of the premises to Ian Lavrie, owner of Townhead Carpets in Milngavie and Gilbert McVean, the owner of The Iron Chef, are funding this project.

Over the last three years the council made £15,000 available to traders and this sum was n’t used in full, so the balance of £3,500 has been given to them which they will use for refurbishments.

Ian Lavrie said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we can get on with making the toilets a better facility for everyone to use.

“They are very shabby just now and in desperate need of a lick of paint.

“We will also be fitting new cubicles on either side, sanitary ware, sinks, a new hot water system and new lighting.

“This is just a make-over but at least it will be much nicer.

“Milngavie should have public toilets to be proud of - we are after all the opening gate for one of the most popular walks in the world - the West Highland Way.

“We’d like to apologise to everyone for the inconvenience when it’s closed while work is being carried out but we are sure it will all be worth it in the long run and people will prefer the new facility.”