Public Toilets

Public Toilet

Shetland Islands Council provides, operates and manages most public toilets in Shetland.

Belmont Ferry Terminal Toilets (Unst) *
Bigton Toilets 
Bixter Toilets
Bressay Ferry Terminal Toilets * (Bressay)
Burra Toilets (Meal beach) (Open May - September)
Cullivoe Toilets (Yell) *
Cunningsburgh Toilets
Fetlar Toilets *
Foula Toilets
Grutness Ferry Terminal Toilets 
Gutcher Ferry Terminal Toilets (Yell) *
Harbour House Toilets (Lerwick) *  (Open 8am- 9pm Daily)
Knab Toilets (Lerwick) (Open 8am-8pm Daily)
King George V Play Park (Lerwick)
Laxo Ferry Terminal Toilets * 
Papa Stour Ferry Terminal Toilets *
Sandwick Toilets (Open May - September)
Scalloway Toilets *
Skerries Ferry Terminal Toilets * 
Symbister Ferry Terminal Toilets (Whalsay) *
Toft Ferry Terminal Toilets *
Ulsta Ferry Terminal Toilets (Yell) *
Vidlin Ferry Terminal Toilets *
Voe Toilets *
Walls Ferry Store Toilets *
West Burrafirth Ferry Terminal Toilets *

(Disabled access: * these toilets have been assessed as accessible in the terms of the Equalities Act 2010, if they meet reasonable minimum requirements such as wheelchair accessibility. While every care has been used to ensure that access is provided, the Council cannot guarantee that a specific Public Toilet is able to meet all user’s accessibility needs at all times.) 

Period products are also available in our toilets

The majority of the public toilets are left open at all times apart from the Harbour House toilets which are open daily from 8am - 9pm and the Knab toilets which are open daily from 8am – 8pm.

The use of the public toilet facilities is free at all sites, with the exception of the shower facilities at the Lerwick Harbour House Public Toilets.

Harbour House - shower facilities

Avaliable from 

  • 10.00 - 12.30
  • 13.30 - 15.00
  • 18.00 - 19.30

Shower, towel, soap    £6.50
Shower    £3.50

Change is available from the attendant

Please note: The Attendant might not  always be available due to attending to other duties

Reporting Issues
Telephone : 01595 744891 (Office Hours)
Emergency 24 hour support: 01595 744150
Email :


Chemical toilet disposal

Chemical toilets can be emptied at the following sites:

Breiwick Café and caravan Park Braewick Eshaness ZE2 9RS
Brige End Outdoor Centre  & Caravan park Bridge End Burra ZE2 9LE
Burravoe Caravan and  Campsite Burravoe Yell ZE29AY
Cunningsburgh Touring park Greenmow Cuningsburgh ZE2 9HG
Delting Boating Club Caravan park Hillswick Road Brae ZE2 9QG
Fetlar Campervan & Caravan Site Fetlar   ZE2 9DJ
Levenwick Caravan & Camping site Levenwick   ZE2 9HZ
Skeld Caravan and Campsite Harbour View Skeld ZE2 9NL