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Tarlair open air pool escapes council’s attempts to fill it in

It’s almost three years since we first ran a small feature on the surviving (mostly) open air pool at Tarlair, located on the northeastern coast of Scotland, near Macduff, and which first opened in the 1930s, when such places enjoyed wide popularity as those inspired by such things as the (Women’s) League for Health and Beauty sought healthy outdoor activities. Although the League is no longer, it lives on in The Fitness League — The Fitness League History.

There doesn’t seem to have been much progress in restoring the site, and it looks to the cynical eye as if the local council decided to have some of it filled in, possibly to gain some Brownie Points for “Making a decision and doing something positive… or working to remove a decaying eyesore”, or just make it harder for those who might keep fighting for its restoration and/or preservation.

If so, the idea has backfired, temporarily at least, and the renewed interest generated by the suggestion of filling in parts the site has led to that plan being thrown out… at least for as long as it takes to evaluate the cost of a full restoration.

Via: Reprieve for Tarlair outdoor pool ahead of investigation

Tarlair tidal outdoor pool

Tarlair tidal outdoor pool © Anne Burgess

Anyone interested in the restoration of the pool can find many more relevant links in the original post.

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January 29, 2013 - Posted by | Civilian, council | , , ,

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