Irvine’s beach toilets will remain closed for the foreseeable future even as the lockdown is eased.

Coastwatch announced last week that the current toilets will not be able to be used until upgrades are carried out, so as to adhere to social distancing regulations.

This comes as council chiefs expect to reopen car parks across North Ayrshire , including Pilot House, Beach Drive and Marine Drive car parks, with

Coastwatch toilets and the shop at Irvine beach were previously closed as the Scottish Government announced the start of lockdown

However the group say facilities will not be able to reopen under current regulation until upgrades have been carried out

A statement from the group read: “Sorry guys but Coastwatch toilets at the beach in Irvine will unfortunately remain closed for the forseeable future until suitable upgrades can be carried out in line with COVID-19 guidelines.”

We previously reported how an extra lock was placed on the toilets with complaints from RADAR key users.

Coastwatch told the Times this was due to frequent incidents of vandalism and that they could only be open when the office is manned by volunteers.


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