A dramatic facelift could be on the cards for Nairn’s beachside public swimming pool.
An open-air tidal pool and spa have been proposed on the foreshore by a charity eyeing up a potential £12m redevelopment.
The Nairn Community Spa and Lido Company believes the transformation would help restore the popular holiday town’s credentials as one of Scotland’s top coastal destinations.
It envisages a lagoon pool on the shore being added to the existing gymnasium and 25-metre pool.
The charity is confident that the revamp could be a “game changer” capable of a projected turnover of £4m and create almost 60 jobs.
It would take the existing Highland Council-owned complex into community ownership.
A public consultation will follow.
An initial application to take over the existing leisure centre via the community asset transfer scheme has been lodged with the council.
A glazed dome featuring solar panels would replace the existing roof.
The original baths date back to the 19th century – the vision of local doctor John Grigor who put Nairn firmly on the tourist map as a spa town.