GALASHIELS swimming pool has remained closed for a fifth day following a mechanical breakdown.

Technicians were called to the facility on Friday morning.

But they were unable to repair the air handling unit, which regulates air temperature and ventilation.

Operators Live Borders predicted the pool would reopen at the start of this week.

But the latest from the Galashiels-based charity is that it will remain closed at least until Wednesday.

Area Manager, Olly Robertson, said: We are working hard to resolve these issues and also looking at alternate methods to ensure we can get the pool reopen as soon as possible.

“We apologise to our members and the pool users who will be affected by this closure and for the inconvenience that this may cause.”

Swimmers are encouraged to take advantage of sessions at other swimming pools at Selkirk, Hawick, Kelso, Eyemouth or Peebles.