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North Mainland Leisure Centre - Pool Closure

The swimming pool at North Mainland Leisure Centre is set to be closed until July to allow essential repair work to be carried out on the roof which was damaged during Storm Caroline.

Shetland Recreational Trust staff have already begun working on alternative arrangements for school swimming sessions, clubs that use the pool and customers with subscriptions.

The dry side of the building will be open as normal so that customers can continue to use the fitness suite and squash courts and attend dry side courses and classes.  The steam room will also remain operational.

"We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause to all users of the North Mainland pool, but clearly the structural integrity of the building and therefore safety of customers and staff has to come first," said SRT general manager James Johnston.

"After we had secured the roof following the storm in December, we appointed a structural engineer to carry out a full structural survey with a view to establishing precisely what work needs to be done."

"This work is in its early stages, but the initial advice to the Trust is that it will take five to six months."

Mr Johnston added: "We will of course try to minimise the disruption and keep everyone imformed of progress."

The damage to the roof occurred on Thursday 7th December 2017 when Storm Caroline hit Shetland.

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For further information, please contact Paul Riddell on 07739 750543 or 01595 697296