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Thread: Showers in public toilets in Scotland

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    I was recently in South Uist backpacking, and used the excellent shower in thepublic toilet in Lochboisdale. Another I know of is the one in Torridon by the YH.

    These are really usefull if your are wildcamping or backpacking, so was wondering if anybody knows of any more in the Highlands?

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    Aviemore

    20p i think. Along a bit from Tesco on the other side of the road.

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    A shower! A lot don't even have working locks on the doors, if they have doors at all.

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    I think you will find most CalMac terminals have one - even in the most small places! and they are freeeeee

    ps isnt that a free one on Knoydart at Inverie jetty?

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    Leisure centre on the pier at Lochinver (also has internet).

    WC by the tourist info place at Loch Alsh.

    Fort William train station (bit pricey).


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    "WC by the tourist info place at Loch Alsh."

    is that the one by Eilean donnan castle?

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    Inverness train station has one although it closes at 7.30pm. There is no sign to tell you this though...as I found out when I got there desperate for a shower having done 4 days backpacking and about to get on the Sleeper to Preston.

    Fortunately I had a single cabin and was able to buy some wet wipes...

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    No, the Kyle PC.

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    The Forge at Inverie £4!!!

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    "The Forge at Inverie £4!!!"Excellent price............if it included a bed!

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    The Bunkhouse at Inverie lets you use their showers at the discretion of the warden.

    Given that she sorted us out with food and a bottle of wine when we walked in from Sourlies on Boxing Day evening to find the pub shut , I'd say there's not much chance of her saying no, especially if a small donation to the Foundation is involved.

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    The Old Church bunkhouse at Tarbert costs £2 for the night, with a shower and all the coal the fire will burn. If Frank likes you he'll try to give you free beer from his stash (the estate's owned by Cameron Mackintosh, who throws big parties which inevitably leave an alcohol surplus behind), although I insisted on paying him off license rates on the understanding he gave it to a local charity.

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    Aviemore PC, forgot about it because it's a town I'd normally avoid like the plague.

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    ‹bermensch Montgomery Wick's Avatar
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    Ah, I see that was one of the first responses!

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    The Old Forge at Inverie charges you nowt if you order a meal and £2 if you don't. Mind you, that was last year in May. You must have upset the landlady AB.

    Mind you, things may have changed since then. I have to say that I felt the ethos of the place, Inverie as a whole, that is, seemed to have changed an awful lot when compared to 2 years before.

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    In days of old you could shower on the way north / south at the truck stop at J9 on the M74 but unfortunately it closes next weekend as f***ing Tesco are turning it into a supermarket

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    Not a shower but theres ,or there was, hot water in the public toilets at Crianlarich and Kinlochewe.

    The disabled toilet in Ballachulish is good for a wash down

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    Most Calmac terminals don't have showers - but the one at Eriskay does, needs a quid coin. You can also get a shower at Linacleit Leisure Centre (at the school) on Uist, again for a quid. You can use the facilities at the Gatliffe Trust hostels for a nominal fee.

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    Just back from Scotland, I used the one in the Leisure centre on the pier at Lochinver,

    £1.80.....or 50p for concessions, half price over 60's and young Scots, was very welcoming between A wildcamp and bothy night.

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    Isle of Rhum - the campsite shower (much better than it looks from outside!), near the ferry pier, £1.50 in the honesty box.

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