Leisure Link Partnership extends to Shetland

Monday, January 17, 2022

A partnership providing free use of leisure facilities across Scotland – including Orkney – now includes access to multiple leisure facilities across the Shetland Islands.

The Leisure Link Partnership allows ActiveLife card holders 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.

As of today (Monday) Shetland Recreational Trust has joined the partnership adding eight new sites that can be utilised.

They are: Unst Leisure Centre, Yell Leisure Centre, North Mainland Leisure, Whalsay Leisure Centre, South Mainland Pool, Scalloway Pool, West Mainland Leisure, and Clickimin Leisure Complex.

James Linklater, Managing Director at Picky said: "The Leisure Link partnership is a fantastic benefit for ActiveLife members. There are many people in Orkney that frequently visit friends and family in Shetland, so the opportunity to access all eight facilities across the county is a brilliant addition to the scheme.”

Garry Burton, Leisure and Culture Service Manager at Orkney Islands Council, said: “ActiveLife provides access to The Pickaquoy Centre and all 11 Council-owned leisure facilities across Orkney offering a wide range of health and fitness opportunities from swimming to squash courts, climbing walls, the gym, exercise classes and community education programs offered by the Council’s Community Learning and Development Service.”

Head of Operations and Business Support at Shetland Recreational Trust Robert Geddes said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer our MORE4life members the opportunity to keep active at leisure facilities across the country.

“This flexibility means 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.

For more information and to check out which facilities are included, visit the Leisure Link website.