An opening date has been confirmed for the new Banchory Sports Village.

Under a phased programme, the £8.5 million facility fast taking shape at Hill of Banchory will be fully available to the public on Tuesday, August 20.

Doors will open to groups on August 16, with the start of the regular “pay for a swim” timetable starting on the 20th.

There is water in the pool, the new staff are being trained and a million other little tasks are being completed to prepare the new Banchory Sports Village for its first few days of operation.

There will be lots of opportunities to visit, whether just for a look or to try out some activities, over the long weekend of Friday 16 to Monday 19 August. Full details of these are currently being finalised and the programme will be published as soon as possible. Many of the sessions over the weekend will require advance booking in order to have a controlled environment for new staff and customers. Details of how to book will also follow soon.

One of the questions many people are asking is about memberships and prices. As the Banchory Sports Village is a Live Life Aberdeenshire (part of Aberdeenshire Council) facility the memberships and prices are common to all the other Council owned sports facilities in Aberdeenshire and can be found here…/live-li…/information/

A membership paid by direct debit is much the cheapest option for regular users and sign ups for membership will be taken throughout the opening weekend.

The address for the Banchory Sports Village is:

Provost Webster Road, Banchory AB31 5BL

Further contact details will be available when the centre's web page goes live. Meantime any queries can be sent to

Construction is on track for the scheduled opening Summer 2019

Banchory Sports Village is a Registered Charity

Scottish Charity Number Reg No. SC033547