News / Brae pool shut until July

THE SWIMMING pool in Brae is set to be out of action until July as repair work is carried out on the North Mainland Leisure Centre’s roof after it was damaged in December’s Storm Caroline.

The dry side of the leisure centre and the steam room will be open as normal.

Shetland Recreational Trust (SRT) has already begun sorting alternative arrangements for school swimming sessions, clubs that use the pool and customers with subscriptions.

The damage was caused during high winds on 7 December.

SRT general manager James Johnston said: “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 the safety of customers and staff has to come first.

“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. We will of course try to minimise the disruption and keep everyone informed of progress.”

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