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Our Mission

Mid Argyll Community Pool (MACPool) is a social enterprise enabling the community to swim and take part in exercise, leisure and social activities in support of health and well-being. We deliver this through quality in our facilities, service and partnerships.
Our Story

Mid Argyll Community Pool (MACPool) is a social enterprise, owned and operated by Mid Argyll Community Enterprises Ltd (MACEL), and is a Registered Charity. The swimming pool opened in March 1996 after many years of fundraising by the local community.

Since then it has supported the community of Mid Argyll to stay healthy by providing swimming and water-based exercise for all ages and abilities.

Now, 25 years later, we have taken the plunge and are embarking on an exciting redevelopment to broaden our provision. More than £1.6 million pounds has been raised to transform MACPool into MACPool Activity Hub, which now includes a soft-play area, café and multi-use rooms for hire, suitable for complimentary/physical therapies, classes, meetings and much more, as well as updating our changing village and providing a Changing Place.

Our Board
  • John Gurr (Chairperson)
  • Lynn Shaw – Company Secretary
  • Andy Knox
  • Martin Waterhouse
  • Alison Whitefield
  • Mark Cameron
  • Colin Campbell
  • Ruth Rae
  • Dr Mary Ray
Our Impact
On the Environment

Not only do we care about your health but here at MACPool Activity Hub, we care about the planet too. So we are taking steps towards being more environmentally healthy. This includes having a Bio-Mass Boiler which uses local woodchip from Our Power in Cairndow, for our heating and 115 Solar Panels for our electricity. We have a free Water-Refill station, to support the use of water bottles and stopped selling single use plastic bottled water. Our Cafe has chosen to use environmentally friendly: plant-based compostable foodservice packing and just to reassure you, even the kids popular fruit shoot bottles are 100% recyclable! We have a bike shelter to encourage cycling, with easy safe access along the Crinan Canal as well as 2 Electric Car Charging Points. We are also a Rag Bag recycling point.

On the Community

We support a wide range of the ages within our community to improve confidence, fitness and well-being by running a busy swimming and health activities programme year-round, with over 270 local community members and benefits over 500 people annually.

Our Funders

We also have projects funded by Paths For All and the Living Well Fund – Argyll & Bute HSCP

Our Policies
Our Partnerships / Links