Solar power is being harnessed at public toilets on Portobello’s promenade, perhaps lighting the way forward across the city.

The loos and washrooms have been fitted with a giant rooftop solar panel which catches what sunshine there is and uses it to heat water for the sinks.

The sun-powered loos – believed to be the first of their kind in Scotland – are the brainchild of Edinburgh University philosophy graduate Jim Wolff, 24, who has spent six months working on his design.
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