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Operators of Mallaig swimming pool welcome funding promise

Mallaig and District Swiming Pool Image copyright Mallaig and District Swiming Pool
Image caption A campaign was started in an effort to prevent a loss of funding to the pool

The operators of Mallaig and District Swimming Pool have given a cautious welcome to Highland Council's intention to continue lifeline funding.

The pool is owned by the council and leased to a social enterprise group.

There were concerns that £85,000 of annual funding from the local authority would be affected by cost cutting.

Highland Council's budget leader Maxine Smith has said arguments to continue the funding for Mallaig and a pool at Bettyhill "had been persuasive".

Mallaig and District Swimming Pool's operators are now seeking assurances that the funding will continue for at least another three years.

A campaign was started earlier this month that called on Highland Council to maintain its support for the Mallaig pool.

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