Future Use of High Street/Crown Inn Wynd Toilet Block, Auchterarder

Closed 8 Apr 2024

Opened 22 Mar 2024


Following a Budget decision taken by Councillors in March 2023, the High Street/Crown Inn Wynd toilet block in Auchterarder has been declared surplus by Perth and Kinross Council.  While the Council will no longer operate public toilets in this location, local Perth & Kinross Comfort Scheme Partners Cafe Kisa (127-129 High Street) and The Niblick public house (2 Crown Court) have extended their toilet facility provision to being on a year-round basis. Please click here for further information about public toilet provision in the Auchterarder area.

The Council is now consulting with the local community of Auchterarder on the future use of the toilet block building.  We have received two different community benefit proposals, and we are seeking the views of local residents and business owners as to which proposal you consider would provide the greatest benefit to the local community.

Proposal A – Banking Hub

Cash Access UK is a not-for-profit company owned and funded by nine major high street banking providers.  They are proposing to adapt the toilet block building to provide a banking hub. Banking hubs provide a shared banking space on the high street, offering a counter service operated by the Post Office where customers of all major banks and building societies can carry out regular cash transactions.  They also offer a Community Banker service where customers can talk to their own banking provider about more complicated banking issues – the Community Bankers work on rotation, with a different banking provider available on each day of the week.

Proposal B – Public Toilets with Art Gallery

Auchterarder Picturehouse Crew, a local charity organisation, are proposing to take on the responsibility for operating the building as public toilets on a year-round basis.  Under this proposal, the toilet block would double as an art gallery, both internally and externally, with a focus on urban style art, jokes, illustrations and Scottish sayings.  The Auchterarder Picture House Crew have said that while they do not envisige charging people to use the toilet facilities, users would be encouraged to leave a donation.  Artwork would also be made available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the operation of the toilets.

You Views

Please click in the box below to give us your views on the proposals outlined above. You can save your response and return to complete at any time prior to the closing date on 8th April 2024.

Officers at Perth and Kinross Council will collate the views provided and report back on findings. These views will also be presented to Council Committee to aid in the decision making around the future of the Crown Place Toilet block.


  • Action Partnership Locality - Strathearn and Strathallan
  • Ward 7 - Strathallan


  • Anyone from any background


  • Any Interest