Assynt Leisure is a community run Charity operating a sports, youth and learning centre from a multi-purpose facility.
The Charity promotes physical, psychological and social wellbeing through affordable access to facilities, including a 3 court games hall and fitness suite, a youth area for socialising and educational support and a learning centre with a range of adult learning courses, IT equipment and Internet access.
A lift to the upper floor provides access for disabled visitors.
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)
Jake Pirie - Leisure Assistant (part-time)
Sandra Callus - Learning Centre Project Manager (Part-time)
Moira Taylor - Kettle Bells Instructor (Volunteer)
Ailsa Kinnaird - Indoor Cycling and Zumba Instructor (Volunteer)
Derek Spencer - (Indoor Cycling instructor Volunteer)
Heather MacDonald - Yoga instructor
Board of Directors
Roddie Kerr - Chairperson
Jackie Templeton - Director & ACCYP (rep)
Alexander MacLeod - Director
Marianne Hutchison - Director
Derek Spencer - Director
Dorell Pirie - Director