No 2 Stonehaven Open Air Pool
Last week I spoke about the outdoor pool at Gourock on the west coast of Scotland near to me. This week I’m venturing about 2 and a half hours away to the east coast where, in the lovely fishing town of Stonehaven is an Olympic sized swimming pool, that has been kept alive and thriving by volunteers when it was threatened with closure in the 90’s.
This month Stonehaven pool celebrates its 80th birthday and Fred MacAulay was there visiting with the BBC to see just why it is so special. BBC website.
This Art Deco building was built in 1934 and after having been threatened with closure at one point it is now thriving, with the Stonehaven Leisure Centre next door to draw more people along. Like the Gourock pool this is filled with seawater that has been cleaned and heated to 29C, which means it’s lovely when you’re in but have your hooded towel close by when you climb out.
Stonehaven opens from the 1st Sunday in June through to September with midnight swims and a disco once a week and don’t just go for the pool, the town of Stonehaven is beautiful with it’s picturesque harbour and little coffee shops.