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Community / Refurbishment of Aith public toilets lands £3k donation

Keith Leslie (right), site manager at Cooke's Hoganess shorebase, and Victor Gray of the Aith Community Association SCIO. Photo: Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

A PROJECT to refurbish the Aith public toilets has received funding worth £3,000 from salmon producer Cooke Aquaculture.

The toilets, located next to the marina, are run by Aith Community Association SCIO.

They were closed in August 2022 due to a lack of funds but reopened in November that year when a new committee was formed.

The toilets in the Westside village have been run by the community for more than 20 years.

Keith Leslie, site manager at Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s Hoganess shorebase, said: “As a family-owned company we care about supporting the communities we live and operate in.

“Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s Community Benefit Fund exists to support a variety of local-led events, activities, and community projects throughout the United Kingdom.

“We are delighted the Aith Community Association SCIO will be able to provide access to free public toilets again for visitors and residents of Aith.

“It is a busy village with a lot of attractions in the area so having these facilities reopened will be of great benefit to the community.”

Aith Community Association SCIO secretary Linda Gray said organisation gained charitable status in July last year, enabling it more funding opportunities.

It has received nearly £600 from the Sandsting and Aithsting Community Council for signage, and £500 from the Aith charity shop for a new smart meter.

There have also been donations from local businesses and individuals.

There will be also be fundraising at the annual Aith plant sale at the hall on Sunday 26 May between 2pm and 5pm, whilst there is a donations box at the toilets.

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