Plea to find new use for disused Aberdeen swimming pool

A councillor has voiced fears a disused swimming pool could become a target for vandals and fireraisers.

Jennifer Stewart described the condition of the former Hazlehead swimming pool building as “utterly shameful”.

The Liberal Democrat member for the Hazlehead, Ashley and Queen’s Cross ward has now urged Aberdeen City Council to bring forward plans to reuse the building as a community facility.

She said: “The building is now a complete eyesore. It could attract vandalism, graffiti and it’s well known that derelict buildings are often targeted for setting fires.

“I campaigned vigorously to keep the pool open – but Sport Aberdeen closed it and now nothing has been put in its place. The council must now bring forward plans to renovate the building, perhaps as a community facility.”