An amendment to save the future of two Aberdeen swimming pools has been defeated by councillors.
Sport Aberdeen announced last month that it would be shutting the Hazlehead and Kincorth amenities in August following a review of facilities in the city.
The decision comes after its budget was cut by £405,000 by Aberdeen City Council earlier this year, with the trust saying the pools are underused.
Liberal Democrat councillor Jennifer Stewart, who represents Hazlehead, lodged a motion requesting that Sport Aberdeen keep the swimming pools open and carry out a full public consultation.
She said: “The nearest pool is at Northfield and Cults which is quite a long journey away.
“I have always been concerned with the figures we have been presented with.
“It is very much part of the community and if we don’t have it, it’s going to be a loss.”
Finance convener Councillor Willie Young lodged an amendment which said that the decision must be left in the hands of the board of Sport Aberdeen but added that they should reflect on public views.
He said: “We have to acknowledge that it is for the directors to determine how they will run their own business.”
Members voted 21 to 17 in favour of Cllr Young’s amendment.
Sport Aberdeen Managing Director Alistair Robertson said: “Sport Aberdeen continues to work closely and constructively with Aberdeen City Council as we develop our facilities. Sport Aberdeen’s Corporate Governance Committee will meet on Friday 1st July, where it will consider fully the motion and discussions from today’s meeting.”