eyemouth pool

An update on Eyemouth Leisure Centre

Update: 13 February 2024

Live Borders and Scottish Borders Council have been working closely on the investment works to Eyemouth Leisure Centre. 

The installation of the Air Handling Unit at Eyemouth Leisure Centre is progressing. However, the work to install the Air Handling Unit has subsequently identified additional works that now need to be investigated. 

SBC Property and Live Borders are working closely with consultant engineers to confirm next steps and timescales. 

The primary works were hoped to be completed by the end of February, and unfortunately this is now likely to be delayed. It is not possible to estimate a clear opening date at this time. 

We appreciate this will cause a longer period of disruption than was initially planned for, and we apologise for the inconvenience this will bring to users. 

During the closure, the opportunity is being taken to carry out scoping works to identify further possible and required works to the facility. 

The scoping works themselves will not cause any extension to the closure and will allow consideration of simple interventions right through to full decarbonisation of the building. 

Subject to the findings, a further extension to the closure may be necessary to enable additional works to be carried out, preventing a separate closure at a later date. 

In addition, with the facility closed, the opportunity has been taken to upgrade all cardio fitness equipment, and to bring in the following: 

  • Freemotion: engages with vivid imagery, motivational coaching and auto-adjusting technology that delivers an immersive and interactive cardio experience.
  • On demand workouts – an expansive library of workouts led by expert fitness coaches from around the world. Users can search or sort by location, trainer, exercise type, workout duration, intensity and more.
  • Global Workouts – users can explore the world without leaving the facility with thousands of inspiring training videos beautifully filmed in stunning locations around the globe, including 60+ countries and all 7 continents.
  • Google Maps – users can train anywhere in the world with Google MapsTM. Create a route, and iFIT will adjust your machine to match the on-screen terrain, allowing you to virtually explore 10 million miles (16 million km) of mapped locations.

In all, the new equipment includes – 2 x Treadmills, 1 x Crosstrainer , 1 x Recumbent Bike and 1 x Spin Bike, which will complement the existing cardio and resistance machines.  

We appreciate that any delay is disappointing, but we can assure you we are working hard to have the facility open at the earliest opportunity. 

We will update you as soon as we have further news.