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Scottish Mergirl
06-25-2015, 02:58 PM
Hi merpeople! Other than the beach, I was wondering if anybody knows any pools in Scotland, mainly the Elgin/Aberdeen area? I am in the middle of finding out if my local pool will let me but I would like to know if any other pools allow mermaid tails. Thanks!

Mermaid Jaffa
06-25-2015, 11:13 PM
Your best bet, is to ring them all up, so you have some choices to go to, if there is an event of some kind at your fave one.

06-26-2015, 06:40 AM
Your local pool won't let you if it is run by the council. They brought out new health and safety this year that doesn't even let you use a monofin anymore. However you could try hotel pools and other non council run ones.

I'm from the Angus area. I know the pain of finding a pool well. I'm half debating ringing my local-ish park that does water sports to see if they will let me swim in my tail once it's made

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06-26-2015, 06:52 AM
I'm in west dunbartonshire, the vale of leven swimming pool allows me to swim for 6 an hour in a private lane. I believe you have to hire a private lane in order to bend the 'rules'. I'll happily share if anyone wants to have a meet up sometime this summer.

06-26-2015, 06:53 AM
Ah, my pool doesn't let me do that.

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06-26-2015, 06:54 AM
I emailed the council directly. maybe that's why? I can send you a copy of the message I sent?

Scottish Mergirl
06-26-2015, 08:04 AM
I am still waiting for a reply from my local pool, hope they let me! If they don't I'll just have to find a non-council pool.

06-26-2015, 12:08 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes to high for the council I'm still waiting on a reply. Hate to be the rain cloud here, but it's true sadly

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Mermaid Enora
06-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Some of y'all should have a photo shoot in the fairy pools!
ive always wanted to do that.

06-26-2015, 04:19 PM
I definitely will be, I have been dreaming about it since I found out about mermaiding :)

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Mermaid Orcinus
07-09-2015, 06:56 AM
Hi there
I use pay as you gym and found various hotel pools, one of which got back to me. So I managed to use my mono fin for the first time.;) The pool was not deep, but warm and nice. Have not gone in in the tail yet, wanted to see if I would drown or not in the fin:)

Local councel here in Edinburgh does not allow Mono-fins and Virgin do not allow them either.

Scottish Mergirl
07-20-2015, 12:33 PM
I emailed my local pool but they said that rules wouldn't allow it in council pools! I looked and the rules said that things such as monofins are allowed but only if the Community Leisure Officer says so. What does that mean? Does Elgin allow it? Does anybody know any private pools in Aberdeenshire to Elgin area that do allow it?
http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/recreation/swimleisure/ManagementRulesA3_002.pdf - Aberdeenshire rules

07-23-2017, 07:52 PM
Love to know if any of you managed to find regular places to swim?

08-09-2017, 06:20 PM
So I contacted my local live active centre here in Scotland via email and they replied

We wouldn't allow a monofin in a public session but as you have mentioned we would be able to hire a lane (or 2 depending on the size of the fin). We have had 'mermaids' in the pool before and have a risk assessment for those so I would imagine it would be similiar. You can call us for more details if you wish

So I was very excited about this. I have yet to find out how much it is to hire a lane but I'm glad there is somewhere so close to practice and possibly in the future use a mertail.

08-10-2017, 03:33 AM
Had this conversation with my local pool's lifeguard this morning while i was scoping out my "extremely" local pool (not even a 5 min walk) they allow fins if it is super quiet, they allow pretty much anything if you book the lane, and they have a swim rescue class that predominantly uses monofins in their exercises. So i'm looking into that. I would love to book a lane but feel it would be better with a small group of mers rather than just a me...