A now well established sport and community leisure centre in Lochinver.
The community first raised plans for a leisure and community centre in 1996 which led to the establishment of Assynt Leisure. The aim was to provide sport, leisure and recreation for the community but especially the area’s young people.
The design of the new centre is largely based on the needs and wants of Assynt’s young people. On the ground floor of the building there will be a three badminton court sized sports hall with changing facilities and a fitness suite. On a mezzanine floor above will be a youth café area with kitchen and servery plus a computer and study room.
Despite the focus on the area’s youngsters, the new facility is aimed at the entire community with IT access and space for recreational activities such as carpet bowls and lunch clubs. The centre will also be the only venue in the north west with online learning support for people with learning difficulties.