Friday 2nd July 2010 Glenogle is open to the public and the summer programme begins. Details of the programme are still being finalised but the Glenogle Swim Centre Manager, Wendy Avinou welcomes any suggestions or comments about what you would like to see included on the programme. Please email her at with your ideas.

Thursday 1st July 2010 City of Edinburgh Council's official opening day.

Tuesday 29th June and Wednesday 30th June 2010 Existing customers will be invited along to Glenogle for a sneak preview and chance to test out the facilities prior to the official opening.

Beginning of June 2010 Edinburgh Leisure begins the task of recommissioning Glenogle. There is quite a lot that still needs to be done prior to opening to the public such as staff training, bringing in and setting up equipment, putting up signage.

End of May 2010 CBC will finish up on site and hand over to Edinburgh Leisure.

January 2010 Following an incident at Warrender Baths a decision is taken by Edinburgh Council to replace the rooflights above the pool with higher specification units. This along with extra tiling work not specified in the original contract put the refurbishment a few weeks behind schedule.

2nd September 2009 The refurbishment is on budget and on schedule.

19th October 2008 Glenogle closes for 18 months for refurbishment. The centre is expected to reopen in April 2010.

4th September 2008 Around 150 people attend a public meeting about Glenogle. See Links for a summary of the main points raised at the meeting.

21st February 2008 The administration's Capital Investment Programme 2008-2011 includes £5.3 million for the refurbishment of Glenogle. No date has yet been set for the start of the works but the intention is to schedule the works for the earliest start date possible. See Links for full budget.

16th February 2008 It is announced that the administration has decided to carry out a full refurbishment & upgrade at Glenogle. Funding of £5.3 million will be made possible through prudential investment.

3rd January 2008 The opening hours at Glenogle Swim Centre are extended. The pool is now open from 7am weekdays & the Centre is open longer at weekends too.

20th November 2007 An update into the planned refurbishment of Glenogle is put before the Culture & Leisure Commmittee. The estimated total cost projected to 2011 is £5.8 million. See Links for full report.

16th November 2007 The Save Glenogle Baths Campaign writes to the Chief Executive of the Council calling for Glenogle to be reinstated into the Capital Investment Programme for 2010/2011. All Councillors were also asked to make the same commitment. See Links for letter.

23rd August 2007 The Save Glenogle Baths Campaign sends a deputation to the Full Council Meeting calling for funding to be made available for a full refurbishment to secure the future of Glenogle. We are joined at the City Chambers by supporters wearing armbands, swimming hats and goggles and even one brave soul wearing a swimming costume! We are met by local councillors. We speak in the Council Chambers, answer questions from the councillors and present our petition of 8,500 signatures to the Leader of the Council, Councillor Dawe.

9th August 2007 The gym will reopen at 7.30am following a £35,000 refit including all new equipment. There wiill be special activities throughout the day including advice on keeping fit and taster fitness classes as well as free refreshments and special offers. For more information pick up a leaflet at Glenogle or ring the Swim Centre on 0131 343 6376.

25th July 2007 Edinburgh Leisure announces an £35,000 upgrade to the gym to include brand new equipment. The director of business development is quoted in the Evening News as saying 'The City of Edinburgh Council is currently reviewing all possible options for the refurbishment of Glenogle Swim Centre. In the short term and until we have more definite timescales from the Council, we have taken the decision to press ahead with our planned investment into Glenogle's gym.' See Links.

11th July 2007 Members of the Save Glenogle Baths group meet with Councillor Lesley Hinds and council officials to discuss how to fund the refurbishment of the building.

8th June 2007 It emerges that Historic Scotland is considering upgrading the houses in Saxe Coburg Place to B-list to A-list status.

24th May 2007 The following motion is passed unanimously by the Full Council Meeting: Following the response from the local community, this Council agrees to look at all possible options to refurbish Glenogle Baths, within the current building, without detriment to the local environment.  The Council will bring forward an urgent report on the cost of refurbishment and for funding this proposal.  The current discussions with prospective developers should be put on hold.

4th May 2007 Save Glenogle Baths group to be consulted along with other local stakeholders as part of Council consultation process.

18th April 2007 A contractor is currently being sought to carry out a 6 to 8 week development appraisal process.

27th March 2007 Scrutiny Panel reported back to the Executive of the Council. The Executive subsequently decided that no decision will be taken regarding the improvement of swimming facilities (their words, not mine) in Stockbridge until after the Council elections in May and until the the local community has been formally consulted. The Colonies and Saxe Coburg Residents' Associations and the Community Council are to be consulted as part of this process. See full document on Links page/Council documents.

27th March 2007 The Cockburn Association & the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland both tell the Evening News that they will strongly oppose any plans to demolish or remodel Glenogle Baths.

19th March 2007 Decision to spend £10,000 on development appraisal discussed at meeting of Leisure & Cultural Development Scrutiny Panel. Panel will report back to Executive.

27th February 2007 ‘Asset Management Plan for Potential Redevelopment at Glenogle Swim Centre / Saxe-Coburg Place’ discussed at meeting of Council Executive. Draft minutes of the meeting show that expenditure of £10,000 was approved to carry out a development appraisal. It was agreed that no decisions be taken regarding the future of swimming facilities in Stockbridge until after the Council elections and until the local community was formally consulted, including Saxe-Coburg and the Colonies residents’ associations and the local community council.

24th February 2007 Letters page features a letter under the heading ‘Labour wards are in the swim’ which points out that the other 4 Victorian baths in Edinburgh, all of which lie in Labour wards, have been refurbished. Glenogle is the only pool within a Conservative ward and is now under threat of demolition according to the letter.

22nd February 2007 Article appears in Edinburgh Evening News saying that Council plans to sell off a public right of way adjacent to the baths to fund refurbishment. Councillor Donald Anderson is quoted as saying he is committed to delivering the refurbishment of Glenogle.

21st February 2007 A meeting of the Community Council is told that the City Council is likely to authorise a budget of £10,000 to be spent on a development plan at its meeting on 27th February.

20th  February 2007 Letter put out by Glenogle Swim Centre stating that the Council has been approached by a number of developers. “Proposals have included the provision of a new swimming pool and the construction of houses and flats in Saxe-Coburg Place.”

October 2006 Still no date for refurbishment of pool

March 2006 Closure of pool for refurbishment postponed again till October 2006

January 2006 Pool due to close for refurbishment. This was postponed to March 2006.

March 2004 Budget for overhaul of Glenogle Baths set at £2.13 million


Save Glenogle Baths Campaign - last updated 4 August 2010