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Public Showers in Scotland

April 29, 2018

Scotland is an exciting place where you could spend weeks exploring, and luckly there is public showers facilities you can use for a small cost – which is better than smelling for days! Not everyone has a shower in their van, and even those who do sometimes want a nice hot, long shower… somthing you can’t do with a limited water supply!

Here are some locations in Scotland for public showers we have found whilst exploring or browsing the internet.

Some campsites will allow you to use their shower facilities for a small charge. We always suggest you give them a call before hand to double check, and some will also allow you to charge batteries and empty/fill your water supplies while you’re there too!

We cannot garantee the quality and availablity of these showers or costs, but it gives you a good idea where to look around and who to contact.

The Highlands

Fort William
Train Station, £5.00pp clean and includes a fresh towel

Glencoe Ski Centre has showers for £1 for 5 minutes


  • Public toilets, fresh warm towel fab for £1
  • Mallaig Marina Centre has toilet, shower and laundry facilities

Ardnamurchan Peninsula

  • Kilchoan Visitor Shower and Toilet block
  • Glenuig village hall has toilet and shower facilities available to the public year-round

Public toilets, next door to Tesco Metro. Attendant hires out fresh towels for a couple quid.

Badenoch Centre on Spey Street in Kingussie – leisure centre charges £3 for use of showers only.

Kyle of Lochalsh
Public toilet with showers (link)

West Argyle Street public showers

Public toilets with showers

Village hall – open from 4pm during the summer when you can use the showers. Donations welcome – there is a phone number on the notice board to contact someone if you want to use the facilities outside of these times.

Loch Lomand & The Trossachs

Balloch, Loch Lomand
Duncan mills memorial slipway, Balloch, Loch Lomond, has use of toilets and showers they are free to use but there is a donation box at desk.

McLaren Leisure Centre has shower facilities for a small fee.

The Outer Hebrides

South Uist

  • Lochboisdale – Public Toilets and Showers at the Marina and the Pier
  • Eriskay Ferry Terminal has use of showers and toilets.

Isle of Harris

  • Horgabost beach. showers were built in to a old container in the car park
  • Leverburgh Ferry Terminal has toilets and shower facilities
  • Tarbert Pier Marina Habour Office has toilets, showers and laundry for a small fee

Isle of Barra
Castlebay Ferry terminal has shower and toilet facilities

Isle of Lewis

  • Stornoway – Lewis Sports Centre will let you use their showers for a small fee.
  • Ardroil Sands has a coin operated facilities block with showers, toilets and laundry facilites.
  • Ness – Use of Showers, Toilets and Chemical Disposal Point at Leisure Centre for a small fee.

The Inner Hebrides

Isle of Mull

  • Tobermory Visitor Centre has toilets and lovely showers and laundry for a small fee (around £2)
  • Craignure Bunkhouse – can use showers and toilets in summer between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, £3 for 20mins

Isle of Jura

  • Craighouse on the Isle of Jura is in a brilliant setting and has free camping (they only ask for a donation to a charity) with showers and laundry around the back of the hotel.
  • behind the Craighouse hotel, coin operated plus laundry facilities

Isle of Skye

  • Glenelg and Arnisdale Community Hall – can use showers from 8am till 8pm between April and October for a small fee
  • Portree – The Fingal Swimming Centre – can use showers for a small fee

Isle of Eigg
There are showers and toilets at the pier.

Scottish Borders

Public showers at the Glentress Trail Centre £1 for ten minutes. Six showers available.

Gretna motorway services have showers. They aren’t great and prone to flooding, can sometimes jamon and not very hot but it’s still a wash.

Map of Public Showers in Scotland

Found any public shower facitilies in Scotland we havent got in our list?
Leave a comment and we will update the list for everyone!

  • Reply
    July 31, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Public showers at the glentress trail centre £1 for ten minutes. Six showers available.

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      August 5, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Ah amazing! Thanks so much.

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        May 28, 2024 at 6:36 pm

        Showers at Skye Gym, Portree. £4

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    Elaine Howitt
    December 15, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Duncan mills memorial slipway, Balloch, Loch Lomond, has use of toilets and showers they are free to use but we left a donation in box at desk.

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      December 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Thanks so much! I’ve added it to the list 🙂

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        May 26, 2022 at 8:07 pm

        Glentress, Peebles showers now £1 for 3 mins. May 2022

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    March 3, 2020 at 11:18 am

    (last used Feb 2020)Gretna motorway services have showers. They arent great prone to flooding and mine jammed on, not very hot but it’s still a wash.
    This is a handy list thanks wish I’d found it sooner!

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      March 11, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Thanks so much! I’ve added it to the list 🙂
      – April

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    February 17, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Showers at the Shop next to the green welly, Tyndrum

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    Lauren Chamley
    March 29, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Public showers across from Talisker distillery in Carbost on the Isle of Skye. £1 for 2 minutes.

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    John P
    May 3, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Public showers at the Huisinis Gateway, Isle of Harris HS3 3AY. From memory £1 for 3 minutes (water is very limited at Huisinis as it has to be brought in by tanker)! Also from memory open 0700-2200 each day.

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      June 17, 2024 at 9:32 am

      Showers in toilets on Calmac ferry Hebrides sailing from Uig, Skye.

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    May 26, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Peebles Gytes leisure centre, free to use showers. May 2022

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    July 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Most sports centres will charge £2.00:- Mariner Centre Falkik, same with Grangemouth

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    February 18, 2024 at 9:06 am

    Public shower at Newcastleton Scotish Boarder’s. Amazingly only costs 30p.

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    April 16, 2024 at 6:42 am

    Showers in Torridon have only been working twice in my annual visits since 2015 🙁

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