Future of Milngavie public toilets is still unsure - as they come up for sale or let again

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The public toilets will remain in Milngavie despite the building being put on the market again - for sale or to let.

East Dunbartonshire 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, just over two years ago, provided £3,500 for recent refurbishments to be carried out.

A new hot water tank, plumbing, toilet roll holders and soap fittings were installed.

Ian Lavrie said: “We’re delighted that at last people can wash their hands with hot water.

“It’s a huge improvement but loads more still needs to be done - including new windows.”

Gilbert McVean, who also runs Travel-Lite to transport people’s bags when they walk the West Highland Way, added: “We just wish that the council would make up their mind about what they are doing with it -ideally we’d like them to run it as a public toilet again.”

The toilets were initially put up for sale early 2012 and there was one expression of interest at the closing date.

Thomas Glen, director of development & regeneration, said: “The council is prepared to listen to all offers from parties interested in acquiring or leasing the toilets.

“To date there have been several enquiries and it is expected a closing datefor formal offers will be set at some point in the near future.

“All interested parties have been made aware of the requirement to provide publicly accessible toilet facilities as part of their proposal.

“Details of all formal offers received, including all proposed uses, complete with a recommended course of action, shall be reported to an appropriate Council committee for discussion and approval at the appropriate time.

“Anyone interested should contact the council.”