The Press and Journal's angle on the forthcoming repairs to Nairn Swimming Pool:
'NAIRN swimming pool, which could face the axe as part of Highland Council budget cuts, is to close in the coming weeks – for essential repairs.
The council confirmed yesterday that the venue will close temporarily before the end of the current school term to allow the work to be carried out.
Replacement wall cladding will be fitted in the pool hall, cutting short swimming lessons for local school pupils who use the facility.
The pool is the subject of several local campaigns which were sparked by its inclusion in a long list of council facilities which could close permanently to help the authority balance its books over the next three years.
The various petitions have had the support of hundreds of pool users from Nairn and beyond.'