CARNEGIE Leisure Centre's training pool will be out of action this week while essential works to repair the floor take place.

Swimmers have been notified and bosses say they're trying hard to minimise disruption.

Work on addressing staffing issues is also taking place after the Dunfermline centre had to close early – or cancel swimming sessions – because of a shortage of workers on several occasions in recent weeks and months.

James Dunbar, area leisure manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said they hope the issue will improve shortly.

“We currently have several vacancies for suitably qualified people within Carnegie Leisure Centre and we are actively recruiting for people looking for a career in the sports and leisure industry to join our team," he said.

"We have successfully recruited for some posts, but undoubtedly, the Covid period has made keeping up with staffing levels difficult, but, we are hopeful that our initiatives such as offering relevant lifeguard training course opportunities will be attractive.

“We have notified users of the training pool that essential works to repair resin flooring will be carried out between Monday 16th and Friday 20th, we have worked hard to minimise disruption to clubs and public swimming."

The work taking place this week, however, will not address an existing issue where the pool's moveable floor is stuck at 1.9 metres.

It's currently used for public swimming sessions, swimming clubs and lessons. The main pool and children's pool remains open.

"There is currently still a separate fault with the moveable floor of the training pool and repairs are in the process of being scheduled, we hope to be able to carry out these works out of hours to minimise any further disruption," added Mr Dunbar.

“We’d like to thank customers for their support while works are carried out.”