Newbattle pool evacuated

SWIMMERS had to be evacuated from a Midlothian pool following a reported gas leak.

People were asked to leave Newbattle Swimming Pool in Newtongrange last Wednesday afternoon when staff reported a contamination incident in the basement.

Fire crews from Dalkeith and Newcraighall attended, along with specialist units from Liberton, Newcraighall and Marionville.

The noxious fumes were traced to the Main Street pool’s plant room and pellets used in the water chlorination process.

Full story in this week’s Advertiser.