Tranent's public toilets could face further opening time reductions following more incidents of vandalism.

The toilets, on Winton Place, suffered some minor fire damage to the baby changing facilities; one of the toilets was also deliberately blocked.

The facilities currently close at 3pm, earlier than other public WCs, to minimise the possibility of early evening damage: this is earlier than other facilities in the county which usually close at 4pm (November-March) and 6pm (April-October).

An East Lothian Council spokesperson told the Courier that the Tranent toilets' opening hours would be reconsidered if continued acts of vandalism occurred.

The spokesperson said: "“The toilets received a thorough clear up but didn’t need to close. The Tranent toilets do close earlier than other town toilets to minimise any early evening problems and continued incidents of vandalism may result in further consideration of their opening hours.”

Mike Falconer, chair of Tranent and Elphinstone Community Council, said he was disappointed with the vandalism.

He said: "This is a problem we have been discussing as a community council about how we combat vandalism.

"It is disappointing to hear that the toilets have again been vandalised. They are a vital public service."