The good weather has already arrived over Easter, and many Scots will be hoping it is a sign of things to come. 

As the good weather continues (hopefully) many will flock to Scotland's outdoor pools. 

While more common in seaside towns in the past, there are still a handful of lidos that you can enjoy across Scotland. 

1. The Gourock Pool

Located 45 minutes from Glasgow down the west coast, the Gourock pool is understandably one of the most popular in Scotland. Offering stunning views over the Clyde, the heated saltwater pool is perfect on warm sunny days and those particularly overcast "Scottish summer" ones too. 


And this gem in the west coast also offers visitors the chance to partake in a "midnight swim" as well as a host of other offers that have been available since the £1.8m renovation. The pool is only open on season, usually opening in May. 

The Goruock pool opens on Friday May 3. Traditionally, the pool closes at the start of September but InverclydeCouncil has set aside £15,000 to fund an extension until the end of the month, for the third year running. 

Getting there

The pool is a short walk from Gourock train station with nearby parking also available just off Albert Road. 

2. The Tamar Manoukian New Cumnock Pool

Saved from closure in 2011, the open air pool enjoys thousands of visitors each year.

The freshwater pool is open to the public and is open from 9am and was recently refurbished in 20187. As well as offering public swimming, the Tamar Manoukian New Cumnock Pool also offers a number of classes, such as aqua yoga, group swimming sessions and adult only hours. As part of the revamp, the pool was named after sponsors Bob and Tamar Manoukian.


Getting there

The nearest train station is in Auchinleck, with the nearest bus stop to Dumfries House being the B7036 at the Barony Rd entrance. 

3. Stonehaven Open Air Pool 

Originally opened in 1934, Stonehaven's open-air swimming pool is one of the most famous pools in Scotland, and one of the most popular, with 30,000 visiting each year. 

The Olympic size swimming pool is the most northern lido in the UK and is open from late May to early September. 

The heated pool offers something for everyone with water slides and inflatables available at the weekends.

Getting there 

The Pool is well-signposted from the A90/A92 and the main road through the town.