ACTIVITIES are about to restart at a Borders leisure centre after a temporary boiler was installed.

The swimming pool at Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick has been closed for public use for 10 days as a result of plummeting temperatures.

Additionally, no hot water for showers was available after the boiler system was shut down.

The venue’s café and soft play have also been closed, although gym and fitness sessions continued.

Now centre operators Live Borders expect the facility to soon to return to normal.

A spokesperson said: “We are delighted to advise you that the temporary boiler has been fully installed and we have progressed to a period of commissioning and monitoring.

“Air temperature has risen to an acceptable operational level and as such we are pleased to inform you that the soft play will reopen on Wednesday (September 20). Over the next few days we expect the pool water temperature to continue to rise, and we will update further.”