Highland Council designs new branding to signpost visitors to nearest Comfort Scheme toilets


Highland Council has revealed new branding for its Comfort Scheme which its hoped will help people identify premises that have opened their toilets for public use.

The Comfort Scheme also includes premises where a community has taken charge of ex-Council toilets for the public to use.

The new logos come in two different formats, one for all accessible premises and one for those that do not have all accessible toilets.

The logos were developed to provide an identity for the Highland Comfort Scheme. There are currently 37 operating in Highland. A full list can be found on the Comfort Scheme website (some are not open yet due to the type of premises and relevant Scottish Government Guidance on COVID 19).

All Comfort Scheme providers have been issued with window/door sticker of the logo to display on their premises along with digital logos for websites and letterheads.

Highland Council’s Communities and Place Committee Chairman, Cllr Allan Henderson, said: “We are delighted to launch this new, recognisable branding for the Highland Comfort Scheme.

“We have already seen many tourists return to our magnificent countryside since lockdown rules were relaxed, but it is important that whilst enjoying everything our nature has to offer that the call of nature can also be answered in comfort.

“We would like to thank all those premises who are helping provide rest rooms for visitors, which will hopefully negate the need for people to relieve themselves in our open spaces.”

The Highland Council website has the most up to date information and will help visitors identify a Comfort Scheme while they are traveling around the area.

The Comfort Schemes compliment the 75 public conveniences operated by Highland Council providing a total of 112 public toilets.

Businesses and organisations are welcomed to register interest in becoming a comfort scheme provider. 

Comfort Scheme grants will be considered where there is currently a lack of public convenience provision and there is not already a facility nearby operated by The Highland Council or Comfort Scheme provider.

Grants range from £100-£300 per month on a 7 or 12-month basis and are offered as a contribution towards the running costs of the toilets.

The rate of grant is worked out using the scoring matrix and is based on the provision of facilities offered to the public.

Potential benefits of involvement in the Comfort Scheme:

  • Providing a valuable service to the local community and visitors Grant payment towards the running of your toilets
  • Comfort Schemes can set up charging or donations up to 50p per person
  • More footfall can lead to more trade and product sales

If you are interested in registering your details or require more information please contact us at HighlandComfortScheme@highland.gov.uk

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25 Aug 2020