We at Kirkcudbright swimming pool think we represent tremendous value to the taxpayer, this is due to prudent financial management and more importantly a fine team of volunteers.

We receive £25,000 deficit funding per year from D & G Council, compare this to £160,000 for Castle Douglas pool and £177,000 at Sanquhar.

The friends of the pool donate around £30,000 per year (mainly from the charity shop) to our operating deficit of £55,000, even so we run at less than 1/3 of the operating costs of comparable Council run facilities.

Latest user number show we are slightly better than Castle Douglas with KBT pool having 19,880 for the summer season as opposed to CD having 19,725, Sanquhar faired better than both with 21,983