A partnership providing free use of leisure facilities in areas across Scotland – including Orkney - is back from Saturday (October 9).
The Leisure Link Partnership allows ActiveLife members to access gym, public swimming and fitness classes at leisure centres across Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, the Borders, Highland, Moray, Orkney, and The Western Isles - all at no extra cost.
Leisure Link was created so that people working away from home or on holiday can use local facilities from participating areas as part of their existing home-based membership.
Those making use of the scheme are asked to check directly with the site they are planning on visiting and whether advanced booking is necessary.
James Linklater, Managing Director at Picky said: "We are delighted to have the Leisure Link membership back, allowing our ActiveLife members access to numerous leisure facilities across Scotland. The return of this additional benefit, along with the recently announced Phoenix Cinema discount and our new pool timetable, allows our community to get fantastic value for money whilst continuing to be More Active, More Often."
For more information and to check out which facilities are included, visit the Leisure Link website.
Do I need a Leisure Link card?
No, you can use your existing card issued by your local leisure centre. Please do not forget your card as you will be unable to gain access without it!
Slàinte Mhath’ members should request their membership number in advance from their local Sports Centre in the Western Isles and present this with their membership card to access facilities
Where Can I use my card?
You can use it in participating areas which are Orkney, High Life Highland, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, Moray/Moray Leisure Centre, Sport Aberdeen and LiveBorders.
You can swim, use the gym and join fitness classes when spaces are available. Some of the LeisureLink partners are also offering other public sessions as part of the LeisureLink scheme – contact the centre you wish to visit for more information. Summer and other children’s activity programmes are not included in the Leisure Link Partnership.
How much will it cost?
There is no extra charge to gain access under the LeisureLink scheme.
Will I need to complete a gym induction?
When accessing a new facility for the first time, you may be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire as well as a gym induction – please contact the centre you wish to visit for more information.
Can I use my card as often as I like in any of the Leisure Link Partnership sites?
Leisure Link is for infrequent use, for example while visiting or holidaying in one of the partnership areas. If regular usage patterns are identified, then restrictions may be applied to individual users.