‘Poo’ blunder creating a stink in Newtongrange

Signage at Newbattle Pool
Signage at Newbattle Pool

One ‘L’ of a blunder at Newbattle swimming pool has attracted tens of thousands of people to the Advertiser Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/midlothianadvertiser).

A missing letter on signage at the Main Street building has re-named the Newtongrange facility ‘Newbattle Poo’.

Mysteriously, letters are disappearing from signs and shop fronts across the country.

Some digging has revealed that this as part of a campaign urging people to donate desperately-needed blood.

According to the website MSN, landmarks, shops and brands are removing the letters A, O and B to symbolise the donors’ blood groups needed to maintain supplies in Britain.

People are being urged to join in by taking the letters out of their names and posts on social media and using the hashtag #missingtype.

The Prime Minister’s official residence has even become D wning Street.

A shame then that there is no ‘Blood Type L’, otherwise Midlothian Council might have been handed the perfect excuse for poorly maintaining one of its primary leisure facilities.

A Midlothian Council spokesman said: “It’s certainly an unfortunate loss of an ‘l’. Fun inflatable sessions, swimming lessons and parent toddler groups are just some of the services on offer. We hope, therefore, customers think more highly of the facility than its current name suggests.”