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Reopened Union Terrace Gardens toilets in Aberdeen 'unlikely'

Union Terrace Gardens
It is thought re-opening the toilets could cost at least £1m

Aberdeen City Council's administration appears to be backtracking on plans to reopen the old Victorian toilets in Union Terrace Gardens.

The ruling Labour-run administration earlier said reopened toilets and a cafe were an option.

It is thought reopening the toilets could cost between £1m and £1.5m.

However Neil Cooney, convener of the housing and environment committee, told BBC Scotland it very unliklely such sums would be spent on a restoration.

He said they would be unsuitable for disabled access, and more modern toilets nearby were more likely.

Councillors voted to scrap the £140m City Garden Project plan to transform the historic Union Terrace Gardens last month.

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