THE community-use swimming pool at Inverkeithing High School is likely to remain closed for another three weeks.

It was shut on Monday October 21 after a ceiling tile fell into the water as Fife Council assessed the damage and ascertained what repair work would be needed.

An update today from Community Use Fife said they hoped the pool, the only one in South West Fife, could re-open on Saturday November 23.

It read: "Unfortunately the pool remains closed at this time.

"However an inspection of the area has taken place and a work plan has been devised.

"Following some preparation work, a special scaffold which bridges the pool will be erected this week. "This should prevent us having to remove the water which will save time and protect the pool infrastructure."

It continued: "Repairs to the ceiling are estimated to take around seven working days to complete.

"Some more time will be required thereafter to refit the pool rails and the hoist, clean up and prepare the water for use.

"We are hopeful that wetside activities at Inverkeithing High School will resume on Saturday November 23.

"We will update our learners accordingly if there are any changes to this."

The Inverkeithing pool is well used for child and adult swimming lessons, as well as leisure swimming and facility hire, while it's also used by the InCAS Swimming Club.

Community Use Fife added: "In anticipation of our swimming lessons resuming, we have opened the priority re-booking for those already in swimming lessons as of today.

"This period will end on Friday November 15 before being opened up to the wider public on Sunday November 17.

"Credits will be issued for any cancelled lessons. Please ensure you re-book within this priority window.

"An update will follow regarding arrangements for those learners who normally attend lessons at Woodmill HS.

"We apologise again for the inconvenience caused."