Glenogle Baths will reopen to the public on Friday 2 July after a 20-month refurbishment, reports David Mackie.  All the new facilities will be free on that day.

The unique character of the baths has been retained, but modern and improved facilities include: better changing cubicles, toilets and lockers; extra disabled changing areas and improved access; new gym equipment; a new relaxation area for the sauna and steam room.

It is hoped that refurbishment of the pool (estimated at £5.3m) will help breathe new life into what was at one time the beating heart of the neighbourhood, but risked being lost due to neglect and disrepair.

The old Victorian building now stands proudly for all to see as a re-energised symbol of community. The preservation of the building is just as important for keeping alive the past as it is for investing in the future.