The Scottish Wildlife Trust has spent a massive £50,000 to build a state-of-the-art toilet on a remote island – despite that no one has lived there for over 150 years.

The uninhabited island of Handa off the north-west coast of Sutherland, Scotland, will get the eco-friendly loo.

Made from steel to stop it blowing away in strong winds, the loo will be welcomed by the 6,000 birdwatchers who visit the island each year.

Ranger Phil Knott said: ‘The septic tank could not cope with 6,000 visitors per year.

‘Before, if you had to go, you needed to find a quiet corner. This has been needed for a long time.’

Architect David Somerville said: ‘It was a challenging project. The winds are so strong on Handa the building needed to be made with steel to hold it down.’

Handa is famous for its wide variety of island birdlife including puffins, great skua and guillemots.

Over 100,000 seabirds gather to breed on the island every summer.

Handa Island by Sea Kayak
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