A Popular sports centre which was opened by Princess Anne in 1973 celebrated its 50th birthday today. 

To celebrate five decades of 'swims, workouts, fitness and fun' at the Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust (which operates the Leisuredrome) and locals paid tribute to patrons and employees – past and present.

As locals shared stories about the centre, a special 'birthday card' was produced and is now on display, featuring tales and recollections from residents.

A commemorative video has also been released via the EDLC Leisure Facebook and Twitter accounts, which can be found HERE 

Glasgow Times:

Councillor Gordan Low, leader of the Council, visited the Leisuredrome with trust chair Jim Neill to mark the birthday.

Councillor Low said: "Princess Anne predicted 50 years ago that the centre would give 'enjoyment and pleasure to a wide range of people' and that has certainly been the case.

"It continues to be a well-used and much-loved facility – offering a range of activities and inspiring generations of families from Bishopbriggs and beyond."

While Jim Neill added: "We recently invested in The Gym and Studio, with new fitness classes being added all the time, and redecoration works and new signage on the way.

"Happy birthday to the Leisuredrome and thanks to everyone who has been part of our adventure – patrons and employees, past and present. Here's to more years of fitness and fun for all."

You can find out more about the Leisuredrome HERE