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Public toilets have achieved success in the 2015 Loo of the Year Awards. Pictured are local attendants. Front: Elizabeth Murray, Suzanne Murray, Hazel Brown, Lesley Thomson, Elizabeth Ross and Flora Kenny. Back: Gina Douglas, Ann Emslie, Marie Gouck, Dawn Reid, Alex Walker, Linda Greenlees, Irene Robertson, Pauline Dollochin and Tom Chambers.

Public toilets have achieved success in the 2015 Loo of the Year Awards. Pictured are local attendants. Front: Elizabeth Murray, Suzanne Murray, Hazel Brown, Lesley Thomson, Elizabeth Ross and Flora Kenny. Back: Gina Douglas, Ann Emslie, Marie Gouck, Dawn Reid, Alex Walker, Linda Greenlees, Irene Robertson, Pauline Dollochin and Tom Chambers.

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Forfar and Kirrie were named recently as having some of the best loos in the country, recognised officially at this year’s Loo of the Year Awards.

The facilities in Buttermarket in Forfar and Reform Street in Kirriemuir both scooped Platinum Grade awards after receiving unannounced visits from one of the award scheme’s inspectors.

The attendants were presented with their certificates recently by Councillors Donald Morrison, Angus Council’s communities convener, who thanked them for their hard work

He said: “The success of Angus superloos in these national awards year on year is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of the attendants.

“We are committed to providing top quality public facilities for the use of local people and visitors and the ratings we receive in these awards reflect this.”

Other successful Platinum loos were Arbroath Harbour Visitor Centre, Baltic Street in Montrose and Church Street in Brechin. Those in Market Place in Arbroath received a Gold award while the council was named as the National Winner Scotland: Public Toilet Entries and a Premier League Local Authority Award.

Every entry is assessed for signage and décor, fixtures and fittings as well as overall standards of cleanliness and management.

Founded in 1987, the awards are recognised as standard setters for all those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for staff, customers and visitors.