Inclusive Ferry Journey Event


Over a quarter of a million people in the UK need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. Of the 1645 Changing Places toilets that meet those needs, 243 are in Scotland. We need more however and Caledonian MacBrayne wish to explore their role in supporting better access to Changing Places toilets for people travelling on their Ferry routes throughout the West Coast of Scotland.


PAMIS are  hosting two online events that will ask key questions to help with this:


  • What is the current accessible toilet provision in local communities on Calmac ferry routes?

  • What is the potential to improve this through the installation of Changing Places toilets in the future?

  • How can local community capacity and partnership working be developed to enable the installation of more Changing Places toilets?


If you have an interest in better toilet provision on journeys throughout the West Coast of Scotland, particularly if you live or work in communities on Caledonian MacBrayne ferry routes, you are invited to join us for this important discussion.


You’ll have the opportunity to meet others in your local area or on your local ferry routes, compare notes on existing local toilet provision and work together to create a vision for a more extensive network of Changing Place toilets on Scotland’s West Coast.


Each event will be chaired by Andy Hyde from Go Upstream and will run from 10:30am – 1:00pm with plenty of breaks


Workshop 1 (28th October) will focus on the Firth of Clyde,  Southern Hebrides and Inner Hebrides routes.


Workshop 2 (29th October) will focus on Outer Hebrides and Skye, Raasay & the Small isles  Routes.


We hope that you’ll be able to join the event that represents your local ferry routes but please feel free to attend either event.