Leisure Link partnership to improve free access to fitness

Live Borders recently announced a new leisure link partnership with five other areas of Scotland that will see One Club members able to access leisure facilities out with the Scottish Borders for the first time.

The scheme, involving the five other areas will be known as the “Leisure Link Partnership”.

Live Borders’ One Club members will now be able to access gym, public swimming and fitness classes at leisure facilities across Highland, Moray, Orkney, The Western Isles and Argyll and Bute at no extra cost.

Many of the individual Leisure Link Partnership sites will also offer access to other public sessions where cardholders can take part in many other activities such as running and indoor climbing.

The Leisure Link Partnership means that when working away from home or on holiday members from participating areas can, at no extra cost, use the local facilities as part of their existing home based membership.

Ben Lamb, Director of Operations at Live Borders, said: “We have a commitment to people across the Borders being healthier, happier and stronger, and this can now apply to people visiting the Borders as well as living here.

“We are constantly looking for ways to widen the services offered to One Club members and the Leisure Link Partnership offers flexibility to locals and visitors alike.

“As an organisation we are very committed to collaborating, and the Leisure Link Partnership is an excellent opportunity for us to work in partnership with likeminded organisations as well as maximise benefits for our members.”

Chair of Community Leisure UK Scotland and High Life Highland Chief Executive Ian Murray said, “I am delighted to see the Leisure Link Partnership expanding already a couple of months after it has been introduced. This means highlife leisure members can now access leisure facilities in Moray, The Western Isles, Orkney, Argyll and Bute and the Borders at no extra cost.

Mr Murray concluded, “Along with the other participating areas, I am delighted to welcome Live Borders to the Leisure Link Partnership and look forward to seeing the scheme develop and grow as other areas see the benefits for their members and look to come on board.”

Visiting cardholders are advised to check out the “Leisure Link Partnership” section in their local centre’s website to establish full access details.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Leisure Link partnership.

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