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St Machar's Cathedral

The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Aberdeen.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Aberdeen.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments
    • The convenient dropoff point is located adjacent to the entrance to the graveyard.

Outside Access (The Graveyard)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments
    • There are an additional set of heavy, double doors and a set of heavy metal gates as you enter the cathedral from the graveyard.

Outside Access (Rear Cathedral Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.

Reception

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the East Gate House.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 180cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments
    • The venue is open 09:30 until 16:30 from April until October and then 10.00 until 16.00 November until March.