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Public toilets to go cashless

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We're making things easier for people to access our public toilets. 

From Monday 13 September 2021, you'll be able to use a bank card or smart phone at public conveniences which are the responsibility of South Ayrshire Council.

This means no more scrambling around for the correct change to 'spend a penny'!

Our accessible toilets remain free and can be accessed via RADAR key.

The toilets which will have contactless readers installed are:

Ayr Arthur Street, Ayr Blackburn Drive, Ayr Low Green, Barassie, Dunure Kennedy Park, Maybole, Prestwick Links Road, Troon St Meddans, Girvan Harbour.

The public toilets at Barr and Ballantrae will not be affected by this change.

Councillor Ian Cochrane, Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "The COVID-19 pandemic has made us much more aware of the advantages of cashless payments, particularly when it comes to hygiene.

"We are now becoming used to presenting our bank cards or smart phones at supermarkets, petrol stations and in a growing number of shops.

"It made sense for us to follow suit and limit the handling of cash at our public conveniences. You just swipe your card or phone, and the paddle gate will open.

"It's important to note that our accessible toilet facilities are not affected and remain free of charge."

When the contactless readers are installed, cash will no longer be accepted. For more information on public conveniences visit