The number of public toilets in Scotland has collapsed by a fifth since the SNP came to power in 2007.

Figures uncovered by the Scottish Liberal Democrats show a drop of 21 per cent between 2007 and 2023, from 521 to 412.

But the Scottish Government said responsibility for public toilets sits with the land owner, whether that is a local authority, tourist board or anyone else.

A total of 18 out of Scotland’s 32 councils were able to provide details in response to a freedom of information request submitted by the Lib Dems.

South Lanarkshire had no public toilets at all in 2023, while East Dunbartonshire and Clackmannanshire had six and 18 toilets, respectively, situated within council properties but no standalone public toilets.

Since 2007, Falkirk’s numbers have dropped by 94 per cent from 17 public toilets to one, while East Renfrewshire’s have dropped by 60 per cent, South Ayrshire’s by 48 per cent, East Renfrewshire’s by 40 per cent, Edinburgh’s by 37 per cent, Stirling’s by 32 per cent and Perth & Kinross’s by 27 per cent

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