Olympics spark rise in Midlothian sporting activities

The 2012 London Olympic Games have left a lasting legacy in Midlothian, with customer numbers at Sports and Leisure Centres increasing over the summer.

Between April and September, the volume of people visiting a county leisure centre was up by more than 1000 compared to the same period in 2011. And swimmers seem to have caught the Sean Fraser bug with pool usage up by more than 8,000.

Income from Sports and Leisure is up by more than £120,000, while income from snowsports has also increased by £27,000 on figures from last year. The amount of sporting customers keeping their Leisure Centre membership has risen by four per cent.

The figures cover the pre-build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as post event momentum.

Read full story in the November 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.