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EDINBURGH TODAY

Glenogle Baths

Stockbridge

Restoration?

After their refurbishment of Dalry, Portobello, Leith Victoria and Marchmont Swimming Baths (all now completed) Edinburgh Council had expected to restore Glenogle Swimming Baths at Saxe-Coburg Place, Stockbridge. 

However, the 2.1m initially set aside by the council for refurbishing the baths was instead used to help pay for the refurbishment of the Usher Hall.  Subsequently, it emerged that refurbishment of the baths would cost over 4m. 

This caused the council to consider alternatives, in particular, selling  adjacent land to help with refurbishment costs or to finance the building of a new baths.

Now, the Council is expected to reconsider the matter after more than 9,500 people have backed a campaign to keep the old baths open.  Campaigners will be handing over their petition to the council at the City Chambers today.

Herald & Post  August 23, 2007:  p.9

Gym

Edinburgh Council recently announced plans to spend 35,000 on refurbishment of the gym at Glenogle Baths.  This was an encouraging announcement for those campaigning to save the baths.

Evening News  July 25, 2007:  p.23

Glenogle Baths not to be Sold

Councillors of all parties have now agreed to rule out selling Glenogle Baths.  Fresh plans are to be drawn up for refurbishment of the baths.  However, the estimate cost f refurbishment has now risen to 5.8m.

The council hope to be able to obtain further funding towards the cost of this refurbishment form sportscotland, the agency responsible for developing sport and recreation in Scotland..

Edinburgh Evening News:  August 24, 2007: p.7.

Funding Secured

Edinburgh Council has agreed to allocate 5.3m in their next budget for refurbishment of Glenogle Baths.

Edinburgh Evening News: February 16, 2008: p.3.

 

The Revamp

Details and images of the forthcoming revamp of Glenogle Baths have been released.  The revamp will include:

-  preserving the Victorian features of the baths.

-  new floor and wall finishes

-  new pool tiling and lighting

-  an overhauled sauna and gym.

The baths are due to close shortly to allow the refurbishment work to go ahead.

Edinburgh Evening News: September 8, 2008: p.4.

 

Pool Closed

The pool closed for refurbishment on October 19, 2008.  It is expected to re-open in Spring 2010.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 2008

Open Again

Thank you to Don MacKenzie, who has been involved with the recent refurbishment of Glenogle Pool, for writing:

Style

"Just noting to you that the Glenogle pool and fitness facilities are now fully refurbished and restored to, we like to think, even better than their former splendour!

We have sought to preserve the authenticity of the fine, late Victorian style / turn-of-the-century structure and features, whilst bringing the facilities up to a modern, leisure club standard of environment, to meet rising customer expectations.

Facilities

"The pool now also benefits from:

 a refitted, fully equipped exercise/fitness gymnasium

dance studio

new sauna and steam room set

in a newly created relaxation area.

 There is now full accessibility for the disabled, all but impossible before."

Heating

"The building now has two concealed, large solar panel arrays to heat the pool water nearly all year round, even producing useful heat on overcast days.

There is also a new, very efficient modern boiler plant and a 'combined heat and power unit', providing further heating and on-site electricity generation, capable of supplying most of the building's electricity, at close to 100% efficiency in fuel use."

Don Mackenzie, Property Services, City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh:  July 14, 2010

 

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks