In response to community feedback at previous open day events, the Trust instigated a two month project to research the feasibility of a community swimming pool facility on Tiree. The Swimming Pool Feasibility Study is now complete and was presented by the Steering Committee at the Community Open Day on Saturday 15th June. The following recommendations will be the next steps that will be taken by the committee:
- With the support of the Trust, we will lobby Argyll and Bute Council to be included in the Sports Pitches and Facilities Strategy (due to be revised in 2015).
- With the support of the Trust, we will lobby Scottish Swimming to include a Tiree facility in their Facilities Strategy (due to be revised in 2014).
For those of you who were unable to get to the open day and for anyone who would like to read the study then you can access it by clicking here. Hard copies are available to read at the Trust Office. (Core office hours are 10.00 – 15.00 hours Monday to Friday, although there is usually staff in attendance outside of these hours.)
Should you wish to be part of the steering group for the next phase of the project then please contact the Chair, Will Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 220421.
In the meantime Tiree Windsurfing Club are developing a course of swimming lessons at Loch Bhasapol with applications to the Windfall Fund and others for funds to bring a swimming instructor over to Tiree for regular swimming lessons.