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Selkirk Leisure Centre Temporary Closure

Essential improvement works are scheduled to take place at Selkirk Leisure Centre.  As a result, the centre will be closed from Monday 11 September for one week.

Work will be carried out to the water tanks and the heating system.  Centre users will notice an improvement in the temperature within the centre for a more enjoyable experience.

Live Borders is the non-profit sport and cultural trust which is responsible for running six public pools in the Scottish Borders. The organisation is letting as many people as possible know about the temporary closure. 

Parents of children who have swimming lessons at Selkirk Leisure Centre will be contacted to re-arrange lessons scheduled to take place during the temporary closure.

Users with a swim membership can still use other public pools as part of their membership. Essential works are also taking place at Peebles Swimming Pool which will be closed from Monday 28 August for 3 weeks.

Gym members will have access to Trifitness in Galashiels, which is just six miles away from Selkirk Leisure Centre, for the week of the temporary closure.  Members will also have access to the gym at Tweedbank Sports Complex. 

The majority of exercise classes have been moved to Selkirk Victoria Halls and can be booked as normal.

The Borders Elite Swimming Team (BEST) scheduled for Selkirk on Monday and Saturday will now take place at Galashiels Swimming Pool.  BEST will be contacted by their coordinator with details.

The caravan park at Selkirk Leisure will also be closed for the week of the essential works.

Ben Lamb, Live Borders Facilities Manager, said: “We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience these essential works may cause.  Unfortunately, it is estimated that this essential works will take a week to complete and Selkirk Leisure Centre will be closed for the duration. Following the work to the water tanks and heating system centre users will notice an improvement in the temperature within the centre resulting in a more pleasant environment.

“The work will also improve the building’s energy efficiency through the improvements to the heating system.  We have put in place alternatives for centre users and contacting them with details.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while we complete this work and look forward to welcoming our customers back to the centre soon.”

The pool is provisionally scheduled to reopen on Monday 18 September.  Customers can contact enquiries@liveborders.org.uk with any questions.