Public Inconvenience – Call for Stories

Deadline: 1 Dec 2021


Sonic Bothy Ensemble are seeking your stories about using public toilets!

We are making a new music work that we are calling Public Inconvenience. This will be a music and art performing/ film piece exploring why and how public toilets – in particular accessible toilets – are closing all over the country. In the last 6 months 19% of public toilets in the UK have disappeared, and more people than ever before are affected.

We would love to hear about your best and worst experiences of Scotland’s public toilets! Is there a great one that is well decorated, or do you know of a terrible one that is cold, or has been closed? Or maybe it is really inaccessible?

We would particularly like to hear from people depending on accessible loos – we are hearing some strange stories about how they are often being used for many other reasons other than as toilets – the worst so far is one being used as an office!

We would also like to hear stories from people of how the impact of closed public toilets are affecting the places we can go, or how we can travel. Or of the cost of having to buy something in a café to use the toilet, having to use difficult door codes, and any other issues. Do you know of a public toilet that has closed?

If you are interested to share a story and have it be a part of or inform our new music piece, please email your story in writing or on a voice recording at Please send it to us by Wednesday 1st December, 5pm.

Please keep it clean!! We are hoping to include stories as a public performance, and so only stories that can be shared publicly are welcome!

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