Dingwall Swimming Pool won't re-open this year; Highland Council and High Life Highland confirm pool won't open again 'until early New Year'
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Dingwall Swimming Pool will remain closed until early next year, it has emerged.
It was supposed to re-open on November 18 having closed at the end of July for essential repair work.
Delays have centred around more time being needed to get a new ventilation system up and running.
A statement for Highland Council and High Life Highland said: “Due to ongoing works at Dingwall Leisure Centre the pool will remain closed and is scheduled to re-open to the public early in the New Year.
“High Life Highland has confirmed today that swimming customers who are unable to take advantage of other High Life swimming pools will be able to discuss a temporary membership suspension until the Dingwall pool reopens. Plans are also being prepared to utilise Alness Swimming Pool to provide swimming lessons in the run-up to Christmas.
The spokesperson added: "We apologise for the closure; however it is important that the swimming pool is a safe and enjoyable environment for users when they return."