A GYMNASTICS club which aims to bring the sport to all ages is about to launch its own facility.

Saltire Team Gymnastics, which is a registered charity, has invested thousands of pounds into creating its new venue at East Lothian Golf Range at Meadowmill.

The club has taken over and renovated the former multi-functional studio space at the golf range complex previously known as Studio 16.

The new facility will be officially launched next month as the club – which has previously used bases at Meadowmill Sports Centre, Longniddry Community Centre and Musselburgh Sport Centre, as well as venues in Midlothian – opens its first purpose-built centre for its 200 members and prepares to introduce new classes for pre-schoolers, children aged five and upwards and for those with additional support needs.

Saltire held a two-day competition for clubs across Scotland and the North of England earlier this year which raised a huge £10,000 to help refurbish the new venue.

A spokesperson for the club said: “This has been the club’s ambition for a very long time, as gymnastics is always in such high demand in the area and we want to ensure everyone is able to give the sport a try.

“The new venue is perfect for recreational gymnastics and will help young people keep active and healthy while having fun being taught by the club’s highly qualified coaches.

“The club’s ambition doesn’t stop at this new building; in fact, this is the first step towards our future plans of having the first dedicated team gymnastics facility in Scotland. This a massive ambition and requires the support of the whole communityas well as many different fund raising events and donations.”

Saltire’s new gymnastics venue officially opens next Sunday (January 7). To find out more about the classes, go to saltireteamgym.com