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A Leisure Link Partnership has secured free leisure access for LiveArgyll members across the north of Scotland.
The partnership allows LiveArgyll members to access gyms, public swimming and fitness classes at leisure facilities across the Highland Region, Moray, The Western Isles and Orkney at no extra cost.
The scheme, involving the four other areas, will be known as the Leisure Link Partnership (LLP).
Believed to be the first of its type in Scotland, the LLP 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.
Chair of Community Leisure UK and High Life Highland chief executive, Ian Murray, said: ‘I am delighted to see the LLP come to fruition as we have been working on this project for some time with colleagues in Moray, The Western Isles, Orkney and Argyll and Bute.
‘We are constantly looking for ways to widen the services offered to High Life members.
‘The LLP is a major step forward enabling them and their family the flexibility to use their cards at one of the partnership sites, and most importantly…at no extra cost.
‘We are also pleased to have initiated what we understand to be the first ever multi-area reciprocal card scheme in Scotland.
‘Although the initial participants in the partnership are across the north of Scotland, we are in ongoing discussions with other areas in Scotland, as well as in both Northern Ireland and Wales which have also adopted the High Life model across their own culture and leisure services.
‘So we are hopeful that the LLP may soon be available further afield.’
Kevin Anderson, general manager of LiveArgyll, said: ‘We are delighted to be part of this new partnership which is an exciting addition to the new LiveArgyll low-cost membership structure launched on April 1.
‘We look forward to welcoming visitors from the four areas to our fantastic facilities.’
Further information can be found on the LiveArgyll website www.liveargyll.co.uk