Eager locals in the pool by 6am as Leith Victoria Swim Centre reopens after major refurb

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The long wait for Leith locals is finally over

Eager locals queued from the early hours of the morning to be among the first to enter Leith’s Victoria pool following a major refurbishment.

The long-awaited refurbishment of Edinburgh Leisure’s Leith Victoria Swim Centre was completed last week, with the official reopening taking place yesterday.

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And it seems the wait was too much for some punters, with multiple customers already in the pool at 6am.

The pool reopened on Monday following a major refurbishment.The pool reopened on Monday following a major refurbishment.
The pool reopened on Monday following a major refurbishment.
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Located just off Great Junction Street in Leith, the 120-year-old facility, referred to locally as Leith Vicky, has retained its 19th century charm but added a modern twist to provide everything needed for an active lifestyle, including a large modern gym, two fitness studios and dedicated cycle studio.


To mark the reopening Edinburgh Leisure has also announced a special 7 Days for £7 promotion in a bid to attract potential new members.

The pass is only available online and will be valid for seven days starting from the day of registration.

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The original Victoria Leith Baths were opened in 1899 by Provost John Bennet. The original plaque is still on display at Leith Victoria Swim Centre. A plaque is also still on display on the exterior of the building which reads: Leith School Board, Swimming Baths, 1896.

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