Leisure and library services move into £42m Lossie new-build
LEISURE and library facilities in Lossiemouth have moved to the new £42million community and High School campus.
A 20 metre x 8 metre x 1.6 metre swimming pool, fitness room featuring brand-new equipment and a wider range of fixed and free weights, changing areas including accessible changing, and library are all integrated into the multi-million campus on Coulardbank Road. It’s been funded by Moray Council and the Scottish Futures Trust, and delivered by Hub North Scotland with main contractors Balfour Beatty.
The doors open to the public on Monday 26 April, with many bookings already received for the swimming pool and gym. Bookings for the leisure activities are live and all activities must be pre-booked for Test & Protect purposes, and gym inductions are required for all users.
Capacity remains limited due to ongoing restrictions advised by the Scottish Government, but will be kept under review as guidance changes.
Lossiemouth Sports & Community Centre’s Leisure Supervisor, Karen Cheshire, said: “There’s been such a build-up of anticipation from the community as they watched the progress of the build. We’re delighted with our new facilities and can’t wait to welcome our customers back.
“It’s fantastic to see this local investment which will allow us to showcase the health and wellbeing benefits of exercise, and bring the community together in a purpose-built, accessible centre.”
Order and collect is currently operating at the library, with visits for browsing and PC use recommencing on Monday 26 April in-line with Scottish Government guidance, with the library open to the public from Tuesday - Saturday. Opening hours will be available on Moray Council’s website.
Kathryn McDonald, Acting Systems and Support Librarian said: “We’ve been so excited about this move, and we’ve worked flat out over the past couple of weeks to get everything moved, set up and ready to go.
“We’re looking forward to working alongside Lossiemouth High School to provide an excellent service for members of the public and students alike.”