Aberdeenshire’s newest leisure and community facility was officially opened in August by Scotland and Arsenal footballer Kim Little and Aberdeen Provost Jill Webster.
The Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre opened to the public in February this year, two months ahead of schedule. Since then, nearly 100,000 people have visited the centre, which is the biggest of its kind in Aberdeenshire. It has a 25m swimming pool and smaller learner pool; a flume; multi-use sports hall; a dance studio; a training kitchen; saunas and a steam room; a pop-up library; and a number of multi-purpose rooms.
“We are very proud of this facility, as it sets the benchmark for our community and sports facilities for the future. It is for everyone, whatever your interests,” said the Provost.
Councillor Isobel Davidson, who chairs the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, added: “What you see here today represents our ambitions in ensuring the best in learning, life and work. It has been achieved as a result of commitment from all parts of Aberdeenshire, as well as the unwavering support of local councillors and local people.”
Just under £9 million of Capital Plan funding was allocated to the project, alongside Sportscotland lottery funding of £500,000. Community group FISSH also raised funding to pay for the 40m internal flume, the only one of its kind in Aberdeenshire.