Case Studies

SCOTO Loo Trail

Add your community toilet to the Geotourist SCOTO Loo Trail!

A trail of public loos across Scotland that are provided by the local
community to ensure that visitors receive a warm welcome and have access to the most basic needs on their travels.

Simply complete the form below to add your community toilet to the SCOTO Loo Trail

If you have any questions or have problems completing the form, please email For images, GPS coordinates and voice recordings please see the help boxes at the bottom of the page.

SCOTO Loo Trail Form

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Please insert the local name given to the toilets - eg The Wee Gallery, The Pier Loos - or give them a fun name!
Please include the postcode
Please give the GPS coodinates of the toilets. If you're not sure how to do this please see our help box below this form.
What service, facility or experience do you provide? Please set out a 50-60 word description of your toilets - include information on the services; opening times/24 hr, charge for use and how to pay. E.g. male/female, gender neutral, disabled access, baby change, showers, entry fee or donations (cash or card?). Plus include one link if available/desired.
Please provide at least one characteristic image of the building to help anyone recognise it. See our image guidelines below this form for the right requirements. Please email the image/s to and tick the check box to confirm that you have sent an image:
Create 200-450 word scripted text for a 3 min max recording - as if spoken - see example below this form. You may find it easier to write this in a word doc and then cut and paste here. Audio recording instructions are also below but if you have any questions please email
Do you have someone in the team who would be happy to be recorded for the audio file. Please provide their name, role here:
Please tick the check box to confirm your consent to SCOTO using your information for this project.
Image Guidelines
Please make sure that your images follow the below requirements.

Orientation = Landscape
Image size = Minimum size 1280 pixels (W) x 1024 pixels (H)
File Size = Less than 10MB per image

If you aren’t sure about the above requirments send your image anyway and we can check it.

Please note that we will not be able to add your entry without and image.

Email your image/s to

How to find your GPS Coordinates

Here are some different ways you can find the GPS coordinates of your location.

Google Maps:

1. On your computer, open Google Maps

2. Right-click the place or area on the map.This will open a pop-up window. You can find your latitude and longitude in decimal format at the top.

3. To copy the coordinates automatically, left click on the latitude and longitude.


1. On your computer, open What3words

2. Find your location by entering in your town/village to the search box and then moving the map until you find your building. Then click on the location.

3.  On the top left click ‘Share’,’ and in the side panel you'll see the location's grid reference in the preview box. You'll see something like this:
57.661613, -3.616259

4. Copy and paste into the form above

Audio Script Example

Kinlochewe Toilets

You’ll find our community toilets in the car park and picnic area opposite the Kinlochewe Hotel. They are on the right as you enter the village, if you are coming from Achnasheen. If you’re coming from Gairloch or Torridon, you’ll find them on the left just after the village shop and before the bridge over the river. The toilets are due for a refurbishment soon, but currently you’ll find separate ladies, gents, both with baby changing facilities, and an accessible toilet. There is also a tap outside for freshwater, so you can fill up your water
bottles, etc. The toilets are open 24 hours a day and throughout the year, so they’ll always be there when you need them. Although they need the planned refurbishment just now, we do keep them very clean and well-stocked, so we really appreciate your donations to help us cover the costs. You can donate cash in our honesty box, by text, or using the QR code on our noticeboard. You can also donate through our Kinlochewe Community Toilets Facebook page.

While you’re in Kinlochewe, why don’t you call in at the Kinlochewe Service Station which has a small but excellent café. If you are here on a Wednesday, you could also drop into the Village Hall for the local market and to join one of our community soup lunches - visitors are always welcome.

Once re-fuelled, get out there and enjoy the breath-taking scenery right on our doorstep, with the iconic Glen Docherty viewpoint just outside the village, the stunning drive across Glen Torridon and the awe-inspiring view of Slioch across Loch Maree en-route to Gairloch. Call in at the Visitors Centre of the nearby Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, enjoy one of the many walks in the area or just sit for a while in our riverside picnic area.

Audio Recording Instructions

This is very simple to do and just needs a very quiet room that is unlikely to have noises from outside. Then you simply need to follow these instructions:
Once you have recorded can you send the file either by whatsapp as an attachment to 07764615517 or by WeTransfer to If there are any issues with the quality we will come back to you.
They recommend between 90 and 180 seconds so that’s a minute and a half to 3 minutes maximum.  Don’t worry about following the script you provid to the word – it should come across as relaxed so go with the flow!

Most smartphones will have this functionality built in.
On android, search in your apps for ‘Voice Recorder.’
On iPhone, search for ‘Voice Memos.’ 
You can also search for free Voice recorder apps on the iTunes or Play store, or  many partners are opting to send audio by WhatsApp. 
• Find a quiet room and place your Smartphone close and start recording.
• Press the record button.  
• Wait 2-3 seconds, then start speaking.  The recorders show the timing as you are recording.  
• Stop the recording a few seconds after you have finished speaking.
• Play back to check that the audio has recorded and is clear.