A busy week of meetings included a meeting of the Board of Directors of Fife Sports & Leisure Trust. I’m one of six people (four councillors and two senior officers) nominated by the Council alongside seven independent directors. The Trust manages all the Council’s sports & leisure centres and since we set it up about four years ago it has helped to deliver big improvements in the quality of provision across Fife.
Before the meeting started we had a chance to see round the newly refurbished Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline. Everyone I spoke to who had already had the tour told me it was stunning. This was an understatement. The building has hardly changed on the outside but inside it’s unrecognisable from the much loved but outdated place it was before. Some of the original internal features have been kept, everything else looks and feels like a brand new building.
If you can’t get to the Carnegie to see it for yourself, have a look at some of the photos on Flickr.
You can get details of opening times, classes etc on the Fife Leisure web site. You can save a lot on you regular trips to the gym, pool or fitness classes with a Fife Leisure pass. Join now and beat the “New Year Resolution” queues.
The Carnegie Leisure Centre is not the only place where we're planning to make use of an existing exterior as part of a major new build facility. If you've any doubts about the quality of accommodation we can provide within the shell of an older building, don't take my word for it. Take a trip to Dunfermline and see for yourself.