Snowsports centre makeover begins

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WORK has started on a £600,000 makeover of Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend.

The improvements, which are due for completion in September, include an additional 210-metre slope on the hill and 60 metres of new nursery slope, with safer matting.

There will also be an extension and improvement work to the existing nursery slopes and 240 metres of new snowtubing runs, as well as the installation of two new travellator uplift systems.

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said: “The investment in the Midlothian Snowsports Centre is helping improve the facilities and build better runs in a safer, more exciting environment. That is great news for ski enthusiasts while the expansion will open up even more opportunities for young people to try skiing.”