Glenrothes leisure centre gets its official opening

The pool are at the centre

The pool are at the centre

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Glenrothes’ state-of-the-art, multi-million pounds sports and leisure hub will officially open its doors tomorrow (Thursday).

Fife Provost Jim Leishman will host the opening ceremony for the Michael Woods Centre

It has been built at the cost of £21 million to replace Fife Institute, which previously occupied the Viewfield site.

Glenrothes MSP Tricia Marwick, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Fife Council leader Alex Rowley, and Louise Martin CBE, chair of SportScotland, will be among the guest speakers at the ceremony.

The event, which is open to the public, will include a poolside celebration, and the unveiling of a plaque marking the occasion.

A variety of sports people from a number of discplines connected with the centre will also be present and there will be the chance to watch Raith Rovers players being put through their paces at the facility, which is now their permanent training base.

The centre has been ‘unofficially’ open to the public for several weeks, but tomorrow’s event will represent the culmination of years of effort to ensure the town continues to be equipped with a modern sports facility.

It is named after the late Michael Woods, who was councillor for the old Pitteuchar council ward that covered the area in which the Institute was located.

The event begins at 10.30 a.m., and the centre will be open for business to customers throughout the opening ceremony.