Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Richard Lochhead MSP has commented on the future of Moray Leisure Centre after it emerged that there are concerns about its finances.

The issue was top of the agenda at a meeting between Moray’s MSP and the Chief Executive of Moray Council, Roddy Burns on Monday 23rd October.

Commenting, Mr Lochhead said:

“People who use the leisure centre and the staff who work there will be hugely concerned at the speculation over the future of the leisure centre. 

“We simply cannot allow ourselves to be in the position where a community the size of Elgin is left without a swimming pool and leisure facilities.  With the only ice rink in the area, the whole of Moray benefits from the centre and it is important that everyone involved explores all of the options to keep the leisure centre open.

“I raised my own concerns about the leisure centre with the Chief Executive of the Council earlier this week and impressed upon him the importance of supporting health and fitness facilities locally.

“It does seem that change is inevitable and with its current financial position that is for good reason, but it is absolutely vital that the doors remain open and that those involved find a way to provide continuity for both leisure centre users and the staff employed there.”