Kelso swimming pool to get £450,000 upgrade

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KELSO swimming pool is to close for 12 weeks from next month to allow a major refurbishment to take place.

It follows the announcement this week by the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust, which manages the pool, that it has secured £452,850 to carry out the work.

Cash is being provided through a SportScotland grant and a contribution from Scottish Borders Council.

The project involves the creation of a new unisex changing area, a reception area, open viewing gallery and a multi-functional room which will be available for exercise classes and functions.

Trust chief executive Ewan Jackson told us: “We are delighted that the loyal users of the pool will soon be able to enjoy, not only contemporary, modern changing facilities, but also benefit from the addition of a new multi-use studio.

“We hope that once the refurbishment is complete even more people will choose to visit the pool and get active more often through the diverse mix of classes and activities that will be on offer.”

The pool will close on March. It is estimated the refurbishment work will take around 12 weeks.