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These directions have been collected from other websites in particular Milngavie and Bearsden and we are grateful to them for making them publicly available.

While we have tried to make these directions and travel times as accurate as possible, please leave extra time when travelling to a new pool. A large scale map of the west of Scotland is invaluable when travelling to meets. If anyone spots any obvious errors please inform us.

If you don't find a pool here, the following are useful resources:

Auchenharvie - Harvies Leisure Centre - Map

Harvies Leisure Centre is on the shore road between Saltcoats and Stevenson. (Approx 45 minute drive from Milngavie). Take the M8 for Greenock. After you have passed the airport take the Irvine road A737. Continue on this road through Beith following signs for Irvine. Just outside Dalry turn right following the sign for Saltcoats (6 Miles), this is a small country road. Continue into Saltcoats, straight over at the lights and head for the sea front. Turn left following signs for Harvies Pool/Leisure centre.

Ayr - Citadel Pool

Take the A77 heading for Kilmarnock / Ayr from Glasgow. Approximately five miles from Ayr you will go through several roundabouts; just continue to follow signs for A77 Ayr. As you approach the outskirts of the town you should turn right at the roundabout following signs for Ayr North, the Town Centre and Racecourse.

Continue on this road past the racecourse for approx two miles following signs for the Town Centre. Go straight over the roundabout and then turn left at the traffic lights at the T-junction when you can go no further, following signs for the sea front.

You are now in the one-way system. Drive straight along this road until you come to a small roundabout. Take the last exit, almost doubling back on yourself. Continue on this road until you reach another small roundabout and turn left. The pool is about 300m ahead of you to the left.

You can park on this road, and there is an off street car park / wasteground. There is also a car park to the rear of the pool, but it fills up quickly.

Travel time for a morning warm up approx 60mins, but allow at least 75mins for an afternoon warm up. Don’t forget the weather can be worse on Fenwick Moor in the winter so allow extra time.

Bellshill - Matt Busby Leisure Centre

Get onto the M8 Edinburgh. Take exit 8, M73 (M74) Carlisle. Continue onto the M74, The South, Carlisle. Take exit 5 (A725) for Bellshill. At the roundabout turn left, then take next left again, following signs for Bellshill. As you approach Bellshill town centre there is a one-way system. Turn left at the town centre and follow the road round, staying in the left hand lane. At the lights turn left, following signs for the pool. The Matt Busby Leisure Centre is on the left. Travel time is 40 mins but parking is not easy here.

Cumbernauld - Tryst Leisure Centre

Take the M8 Edinburgh. Take the M80/A80 Stirling/Cumbernauld exit. Once on the A80 stay on until the Cumbernauld turn off. The road bears round to your right, keep following signs for the Town centre. As you approach the town centre bear right at the roundabout and go underneath the building built over the road and through the tunnel/underpass. As you exit the tunnel, turn right at the first roundabout and right again at the second roundabout, the pool car park is ahead of you. Travel time 35 mins.

Edinburgh - Royal Commonwealth Pool

M8 Edinburgh. As you approach Edinburgh take the South by-pass. Exit at Sheriffhall Roundabout take the A7 and head for the city centre. Stay on the A7 which becomes Dalkeith Road. The pool is on your right on Dalkeith Road. Parking is difficult, but you can park on the road leading to and in Holyrood Park. This is not the fastest route, but the easiest.

Larkhall

Get onto the M8 Edinburgh. Take exit 8, M73 (M74) Carlisle. Continue onto the M74, The South, Carlisle. Take exit 7 for Larkhall. Stay in the right hand lane on the slip road and turn right, then first left signposted Larkhall. As you enter Larkhall go straight over the roundabout and turn left at the lights onto Union St. Turn right at the 4th set of lights and Larkhall Leisure Centre is on your right. Travel time 45 mins.

Stirling - Rainbow Slides Leisure Centre

Get onto the M8 Edinburgh. Take the M80/A80 Stirling turn off. Continue on the M80 then take the M9 to Stirling. As you approach Stirling take exit 10 - same exit as Blair Drummond Safari Park - the pool is on the far side of the town. Follow signs for town centre/railway station. The pool is sign posted as you approach it. Travel time to the Rainbow Slides Leisure Centre is 50 mins. Parking at the pool is difficult but there is a carpark nearby or you can park at the railway station.

National Swimming Academy - Stirling

The Swimming Academy is on Stirling University's campus, approximately 300m past the entrance on the right hand side of the road.