by Mikko on Sun 11 Mar 2012 11:33 GMT
Is this the world’s most expensive public loo? It certainly looks like it is Scotland’s!
Britain’s most remote public toilet is under construction on the island of Handa, which is uninhabited and lies within the inner Hebrides off the northwest coast of Sutherland.
Summer on the island sees in excess of 100,000 seabirds, including puffins, guillemots and razorbills. The new WC (or “restroom” – for our American friends) will feature a turf roof, be built from steel to withstand the weather and produce organic compost. It came at a cost of £50,000 but will cater for an amazing number of visitors – 6000 make the trip there each year to see the beautiful scenery and wildlife.