|Some great news about the re-opening of Ullapool swimming pool.|
|Ullaspool has Raised the Roof!|
Well done to the Community of Ullapool and surrounding areas who helped Raise The Roof of our fantastic pool.
We are delighted to announce that Ullapool swimming pool will reopen on Saturday 8 October 2011 at 10am!
Back in May 2010 Ullaspool started its solar panel project funded by Community Energy Scotland, unfortunately the pool had to close the doors due to structural defects in the roof.
A huge fundraising drive was put in place and by January 2011 we secured funds required which would result in us having a new innovative energy efficient roof, with the solar panel project to be completed at the end. The community raised a massive £64000.
A special thanks must go to all funders who made this happen, Highland LEADER, Highlands and Islands enterprise, Highland Council, Royal bank of Scotland for their support on securing the £3000 community fund, Wester Ross Salmon for their generous donation, and especially all the individuals and organisations who donated their time, effort and resources.
|You will notice lots of changes to the pool. We have new windows and doors courtesy of the Climate Challenge Fund and new low energy lighting from Community Energy Scotland, and we have a nice new pool blanket to keep the pool snug at night.|
Thanks must also go to local contactors Ullapool Construction, H&I Mackenzie and Invisible Heating Systems as well as the pool’s own contractors Aqua Leisure and Highland Heating Management who have worked hard to get us operational as soon as possible.
Apologies if I have missed anybody on the thanks but please know that whatever you did to help Raise the Roof it was much appreciated.
For a chance to win the first swim in our beautiful pool you can purchase a raffle ticket for £1 at reception.
Once again, thank you all.
Joanne, Staff and all the Ullaspool Board.