Work on a new swimming pool at the Pickaquoy Centre in Orkney is entering its final stages and is set to open in November.
The extension, which is part of Orkney Islands Council’s £57m Schools Investment Programme, includes a six-lane pool, toodler pool, sauna, steam room and leisure facilities.
After the tiling is completed, the 25-metre pool will be fitted with a moveable floor so it can accommodate a wide range of activities.
The centre is also set to feature squash courts and new changing facilities.
Councillor Janice Annal, chair of the Council’s Education, Leisure and Housing Committee, said: "It’s great to see how well the project is progressing. This project, like the others in our Schools Investment Programme, will result in a fantastic resource for our community and I’m looking forward to the day the doors open to the public for the first time."
Alan Moar, project director, said: "The pool will meet the latest standards for a facility of this kind, it’s good to see the care that is going into getting things right. The key consideration throughout is to ensure that the entire project is completed to the highest specifications. We provided a comprehensive brief for the construction team and we’re confident that the end result will be a facility that will serve the community well for many years to come."