About ToiletFinder

ToiletFinder is an online community initiative to find the best publicly accessible toilets by users sharing, adding and rating these on ToiletFinder.

A survey by The Northern Scot in Oct, 2009 found that one third of people in Moray admitted to not going out of the house if they are unsure whether a toilet will be available.

ToiletFinder started in early 2010 by three, degree students at Moray College UHI, part of UHI Millennium Institute collaborating with Prof. Grant Cumming of NHS Grampian.

In September 2010, Moray College UHI decided to further research ToiletFinder. Moray College UHI are using this as a base to start research into web science, ToiletFinder will be used to monitor how a community interact with ToiletFinder, how it is spread within the community using word of mouth, targeted advertising and social media. This information can then be used by public bodies to better help spread important information and awareness of services to the public in a cost efficient manner.

Since September 2010 ToiletFinder has been completely rebuilt to build on the lessons learned from the first built. Usability has been a big focus on this release; we have really tried to make ToiletFinder the easiest to use yet. We hope that you feel the same way!

The ToiletFinder Team

Prof. Grant Cumming

Grant Cumming has had a long-standing interest in healthcare education and how best to utilise new technologies to deliver this. Grant is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin. In recognition of his work in eHealth, Grant was made an Honorary Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

Mark McConachie

Project Roles

  • Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Interface Design


Paul Beattie

Project Roles

  • Press Relations
  • Support
  • Deployment and Scalability