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Auchinstarry Marina

Auchinstarry, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, G65 9SG

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Croy.
  • Comments View
    • The Marina is located off the B802 How Road, between Kilsyth and Croy.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the entrance to the marina and around the site.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 450cm (12ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located by The Boathouse Restaurant.

Outside Access (Marina Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Marina Office Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the road and the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • At the start of the ramp there is a medium step due to the kerb.

Level Change (Office and Workshop Building)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading up to the building.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.

Reception (Office)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the marina office entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Office)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Parks and Gardens (Sensory Garden)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Moorings and Slipway

  • Auchinstarry is a 50 berth marina with private and public, long and short term moorings.
  • The Forth and Clyde Canal Society also operate barges for hire along the canal.
  • The slipway is administered from the office and all fees are paid there. There are security bollards at the top of the slipway.
  • The slipway ramp is steep and not recommended for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties without assistance.

Level Change (Public Moorings)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the amenities block down to the pontoon.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Amenities Block

  • The amenities block is located to the left as you enter the marina from the main road.
  • Within the block there are showers, toilets and a laundry room.
  • Entry is by key only, supplied to canal boat users and obtainable through Scottish Canals.

Level Change (Amenities Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the end of the amenities building.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Accessible Toilet (Amenities Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the public moorings.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the amenities block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the office or from Scottish Canals via the website.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 292cm x 199cm (9ft 7in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 222cm (7ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower (Accessible Toilet)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails.
  • Other facilities available include; a flip down changing seat and coat hooks.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Amenities Block)

Standard Shower (Amenities Block)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the amenities block.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located to the rear of the amenities.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.