John Smith Pool, Kilsyth Swimming Pool & Keir Hardie Revised Opening Hours.

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Kilsyth Swimming Pool, John Smith Pool & Keir Hardie Sports Centre Opening Hours Update. 

Update issued 13th Nov 2018.



As you may be aware, NLL faces financial pressure due to the increasingly difficult marketplace that it finds itself operating within. This, coupled with a reduction in management fee made available from NLC has found the organisation dealing with unprecedented financial pressures. The last 3 years have seen NLL make over £7million in efficiency savings, a figure which represents 55% of the overall efficiency savings that the organisation has had to make since 2006.

It is imperative that NLL continues to explore ways in which we can mitigate these pressures to ensure the future financial sustainability of the organisation.



You may recall that in January of this year, a number of proposals were presented to NLL’s Board of Directors in relation to venue opening hours at Kilsyth Swimming Pool, John Smith Pool & Keir Hardie Sports Centre.

Currently, Kilsyth Swimming Pool, John Smith Pool & Keir Hardie Sports Centre are open for 90 hours, 88 hours & 66 respectively per week. From November 26th 2018, this will be reduced to 58 hours at Kilsyth Swimming Pool, 49.5 hours at John Smith Pool & 52 hours per week at Keir Hardie Sports Centre. To summarise, all 3-venues will continue to be open seven days a week.

NLL has thoroughly researched peak usage at the venue, and as such, has tailored the opening hours to demand as to minimise the impact on members. The new opening hours at the above venues will be effective from Monday 26th November 2018 and can be found below:



John Smith Pool:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 12pm & 4pm – 8pm.

Friday: 8am - 12pm & 4pm - 6pm.

Saturday: 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Sunday: 9.30am – 2pm.


Kilsyth Swimming Pool:

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm.

Friday: 11am – 7pm.

Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am – 4.30pm.


Keir Hardie Sports Centre:

Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm

Friday: 10 am - 6pm, (Friday Night Project 6pm  - 10pm).

Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm.



NLL understands that the reduction in opening hours will have an impact on those who use these venues, however this decision has been necessary due to the increasingly difficult financial situation that the organisation is operating in.

Should you have any membership enquiries relating to the new opening hours please contact our Membership team on 01236 341969, Monday - Thursday 8.15am - 5.30pm & Friday 8.45am - 4.15pm.

Members can provide feedback on the venues new opening hours via our online comments form. This can be found in the ‘About Us’ section of our website.


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