Community Owned Land & Property

Community Toilets

Tips and links from SCOTO Network members on the management of community toilets.

Here's a number of links to information which the SCOTO Network have provided on all issues regarding community toilets.

Ask SCOTO if you need specific information or if you have good data to share.

GeoTourist Community Toilet Trail

Government-funded project with Geotourist and University of Dundee Goes Live


Over 20 partners across Scotland are part of an innovative project between Geotourist and the University of Dundee. The project seeks to identify and assess Geotourist's unique economic and social benefits to Scottish tourism, and partners will have access to Geotourist's proprietary data dashboard to assess and analyse the results following the busy summer months.


As one of the partners, SCOTO has worked with members to create a Community Toilet Trail across Scotland. Geotourist is very supportive of the trail as they fully recognise the importance of toilets as a fundamental part of any visitor experience and are very interested in what is happening in Scotland with more and more communities taking these services on. We hope to raise the profile of community-led tourism for this partnership and we're now ready for new submissions for the trail!  Please email for more information or complete the SCOTO Loo Trail Form here >

Payment Methods

Here's a link to a company which SCOTO organisations have used to collect donations using QR codes and text messages.

Security Cameras
Here's a cheaper option to ensure that you can keep an eye on your toilet building.



Toilets With Personality
Great idea from Cumbrae who have named their toilets, with names such as Bomb Shelter, Ferry Slip and Croc Rock.




Funding For Toilets

Funding that we are aware of for toilets include: - Through the Infrastructure program (CISP - Community Infrastructure Support Program) and ESP - Energy Support Programme. Only for community groups in the  North and West of Inverness




Community Land Scotland

Community Land Scotland have over 100 members across Scotland and aim to be a voice for community landowners. They provide support and advice throughout the whole process of a community buy-out from where to get funding and feasibility studies to post -acquisition events and training.

Community Land Scotland >



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