New pool taking shape before your very eyes!


GOOD progress is being made with the new £9 million swimming pool at Montrose Sports Centre.

The series of photographs we have carried over recent months have taken it from a hole in the ground at the beginning, to some indistinct steelwork, to the very recognisable building shape it is today.

There will be two pools. One is a 25-metre, six-lane pool, and the other is smaller but with one intriguing feature.

It will have a moveable floor which can be raised or lowered to vary the depth.

Councillor Mark Salmond, who has championed the new pool, is delighted with the progress that is being made, and said: “You can now see the circular section at the front that is the spiral staircase that will take you from the ground floor to the first floor where the exercise equipment will be.”

He continued: “The moveable floor gives flexibility depending on the needs of the groups using it. You can raise or lower the depth of the water depending on whether you have a group of children or a group of adults.”

The new pool was designed by Angus Council’s own team of architects and is being constructed by Ogilvie, Stirling.

The projected opening of the new pool, linked with the existing leisure centre, is autumn next year.

Councillor Salmond concluded: “The new pool is for the people of Montrose now and for many generations to come.”