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Graffiti dedicated to Dalwhinnie's remote public toilet

Graffiti on virtual toilet wall. Pic: Dalwhinnie Voices website
Image caption Graffiti on the new website's virtual toilet wall

A virtual toilet wall has been set up where users of a real remote public toilet can leave graffiti.

The loos in Dalwhinnie are among the few available to motorists travelling the Highlands part of the A9.

A section of a new community website for the village is dedicated to the toilets.

Dalwhinnie in the Cairngorms National Park has about 100 residents and six children attending its primary school.

The website Dalwhinnie Voices has been launched with the support of public funds.

It will be used to promote the community and cover issues such as depopulation and affordable housing.

Marilyn Mercer of Dalwhinnie Community Council, has been working alongside project manager Verity Walker, of Black Isle-based heritage consultancy Interpretaction.

Ms Mercer said: "Dalwhinnie is so high and remote that when the A9 closes in the winter blizzards many stranded drivers end up sleeping here on blankets we store in the village hall.

"And even in good weather our nice clean and free loos are popular with visitors.

"We thought we would celebrate that by including a graffiti wall within the website - but you can only sign it by using the secret password you'll find in the public toilets."

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