Welcome to Assynt Leisure in Lochinver - a business run by the community, for the community
Welcome to Assynt Leisure in Lochinver  - a business run by the community, for the community

Who we are

History of the Centre


The project was initiated in 1996 following extensive community consultation which identified a pressing need for an indoor sports and recreational facility to cater for everybody in our community.

A charity, Assynt Leisure, was established by a committee of volunteers, who set about raising funds and commissioning a feasibility study. In order to pool resources, two other local organisations, the Assynt Christian Community Youth Project, (A.C.C.Y.P.) and Assynt Community Education, (A.C.E.) joined forces with Assynt Leisure to set about building a single centre that would cater for an extensive range of needs.

Architects were commissioned in 2001 to design and manage the building project. Construction began early in 2004 and our new, unique centre was officially opened on 29th July 2005 by HRH The Princess Royal.

Assynt Leisure offers something for everyone in our community and is a lasting testament to the resourcefulness and industry of the people of Assynt.

This wonderful facility would not exist were it not for a large and determined group of volunteers whose huge and unstinting efforts and determination, often in the face of formidable financial, bureaucratic and technical obstacles, succeeded in bringing this much-needed and greatly appreciated community asset from conception to completion.  As a community we owe them all a debt of gratitude for their work which continues to this day. 


Kelly Standlick - Centre Manager

Liam Taylor - Receptionist (Part-time)

Cheryl Winter - Leisure Assistant (part-time)

Susan Pease -  Development Manager (Part-time)

Sandra Callus - Learning Centre Project Manager (Part-time)

Moira Taylor -  Spinning and Kettle Bells Instructor (Volunteer)

Ailsa Kinnaird - Spinning and Zumba Instructor  (Volunteer)

Derek Spencer - (Volunteer)

Board of Directors

Roddie Kerr - Chairperson

Jackie Templeton - Director & ACCYP (rep)

Kirsty MacLeod - Treasurer

Derek Spencer - Director

Fiona Saywell - Director

Dorell Pirie - Director

Kelly Standlick - Secretary







Contact us:

Assynt Leisure

Sport, Youth & Learning Centre

Culag New Pier


Sutherland IV27 4JP


Tel. 01571 844123

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