The “Trinkie” is a tidal outdoor swimming pool in Wick. During the first part of the 1900s the town councils in coastal Scotland were trying to pull some of the money from the tourist market by building these pools. The Trinkie was a very popular spot in Wick during summer months, with a great many people sunbathing on the flat rocks of the Wick coastline and swimming in the pool. It’s quite likely that a large percentage of the population of Wick learned to swim there back in the day.
However, as time advanced it seems that people’s tolerance of the cold water declined, and these outdoor pools fell in to disrepair and neglect. The Trinkie has survived only due to the care it receives from a troop of volunteers.
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