Local authorities have teamed up once again to provide free use of leisure facilities across Scotland.
The Leisure Link Partnership was created to give people access to different facilities across the country as part of their existing home-based membership.
As of today, membership cardholders will be able to enjoy a range of activities at leisure centres – such as gym, and swimming and fitness classes – free of charge.
The scheme has been adopted by the majority of local authorities in the country – including across all of the north and north-east – to give residents more flexibility.
High Life Highlands, which operates 23 leisure facilities in the north – including in Inverness, Nairn and Thurso, is one of the companies to take part in the initiative.
It means customers who have memberships of publicly-owned facilities in Aberdeen, Moray, the Highlands, Argyll and Bute, Orkney, the Western Isles and the Borders can access all facilities in the scheme.
Chief-executive Steve Walsh said the return of the partnership will provide easier access to the wide range of health and fitness opportunities on offer.
He said: “Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we had to put the partnership on hold, but I am delighted to say that it is back and in time for the school holidays.
“This collaboration gives highlife members and their families even greater flexibility to use their cards at partnership sites and all at no extra cost.
“Many of the sites will also offer access to other public sessions where cardholders can take part in activities such as running and indoor climbing.”