PUBLIC toilets are the latest casualty in Moray Council’s move to slash its budget by £30 million.
A total of 13 conveniences have been identified for closure in towns across the area.
Community groups are being notified and offered the chance to take over the toilets as part of the Community Asset Transfer Process.
Should no local groups be interested in taking them on the buildings will be permanently closed on March 31 and placed on the market.
Leader of Moray Council, Councillor Allan Wright, said: "I’m afraid that public toilets have become a luxury we cannot afford, given the level of savings we have to make. However, in all of the locations identified there is currently more than one public toilet and post closure of the identified toilets, there will still be one facility provided by the council.
"I would urge any local groups wishing to take on and maintain their local loo to get in touch with the council’s Community Asset Transfer staff."
Should a community group or organisation wish to discuss taking ownership of any of the public toilets identified they should email CAT@moray.gov.uk or call 01343 567122.
The toilets to be axed are: Buckie – Fishmarket, Strathlene Beach and Townhouse; Craigellachie – Fiddich Park; Cullen – Harbour and West Beach; Findhorn – Middle Block at the beach; Forres – Grant Park; Hopeman – East Beach; Keith – Mid Street, Regent Square and St Rufus Park; Lossiemouth – Esplanade.