Some people seem confused about the toilets on Leith Links. Here are the facts:
The toilets are opened from 10.00am to 20.00pm, 7 days per week. There is a council attendant looking after the toilets. This will be the situation throughout the summer.
The toilets are situated in a grey ‘Portakabin’ type building sitting right next door to the old bowling greens building, up at the Croft end of the Links, behind the tennis courts (shown in blue in the picture below). (The attendant may use the old bowling green building next door to store materials, or to sit in, if wet etc.)
To access the toilets, you need to enter the old bowling green area by one of three gates:
- one is open to the road on Links Place, more or less opposite Salamander Place
- one leads off the entrance path to the Links at the bottom of Johns Place
- one is a little gate further along that path that leads into the tennis courts area, behind the toilets and bowling green area. (This one is probably the nearest for people at the playpark or in the main body of the Links.)
(behind the blue tennis courts, top of this pic)
What is missing is signage. Because the toilets are behind the hedge, and facing ‘away’ from the Links, people may not spot them.
And / or people may see that the doors on both buildings are shut, and assume that the toilets are shut – but they aren’t!
We have asked the Council to put notices up to direct people to the toilets and to clarify opening times. If they don’t do that soon, we’ll put some up ourselves.
This sounds mad, but please use the toilets! If nobody uses them, we’ll not be able to make a good case for needing toilets on the Links permanently.