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Highland Council to clarify Aviemore swimming pool situation


By Gavin Musgrove

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The Aviemore pool at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort was well-used by local residents prior to the Covid lockdown.
The Aviemore pool at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort was well-used by local residents prior to the Covid lockdown.

Highland Council has said that it is to look into the situation for provision of public swimming in Aviemore.

Swimming can resume from Monday for individual exercise following the relaxation of Covid rules.

High Life Highland members have, in the past, been able to use the swimming pool at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort and poolside facilities as part of their fees.

But Covid-19 has restricted capacity or led to the pool being closed at various times since the first lockdown in March, last year.

A Highland Council spokesperson said: “The council is seeking information from Macdonald’s regarding their timeline and plans for the pool reopening.”

The council confirmed towards the end of last year that it had not been paying the subsidy to the hotel group whilst swimming was not available to HLH members.

Swimming will be available at the Craig MacLean Sports Centre in Grantown from next week and swimming lessons for youngsters are to resume.

HLH members can also use other pool facilities across the region.

Bookings are required.


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