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12 Activities to Keep the Kids Amused (and Maybe The Adults Too) This Winter With Edinburgh Leisure

| Friday 1st December 2023 2:28pm

Forget the Twelve Days of Christmas, here’s 12 activities at Edinburgh Leisure guaranteed to keep babies, the kids, and teenagers active and entertained during these long cold, dark and winter days. At Edinburgh Leisure, we believe in fostering an active lifestyle from a young age, offering a variety of activities that develop skills, burn off energy, and, most importantly, ensure lots of fun.

10 Reasons to Choose Meadowbank Sports Centre for Your Next Big Event

| Wednesday 1st November 2023 9:31am

Edinburgh Leisure has long been synonymous with excellent sports facilities and a vibrant array of community programmes. But what you might not know is that our venues, including the stunning new Meadowbank Sports Centre, are also the perfect setting for hosting memorable events, meetings, and even film shoots. In this blog post, we'll unveil 10 compelling reasons why you should consider Meadowbank Sports Centre for your next big event.

Let’s have a ball - Nine Exciting Ball Activities at Edinburgh Leisure

| Wednesday 27th September 2023 2:39pm

As the leading provider of sports and leisure facilities across the city, Edinburgh Leisure, no matter where you're at in life or on the map, has the facilities, activities and expert support needed to help you get active and reach your fitness goals. If you’re a fan of ball sports, you’re in for a treat. From Boccia to Tennis, let’s dive into nine ball activities you can participate in at Edinburgh Leisure.

10 Fascinating Facts About How the Commie Became the Healthy Heart of the City

| Thursday 7th September 2023 11:54am

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, the Royal Commonwealth Pool, affectionately known as the "Commie," is more than just a place to swim. It holds a rich history and has evolved into a vibrant hub of health, fitness, and community activities. Let's dive into 10 fascinating facts that highlight how the Commie has become the healthy heart of the city.

Looking for a career in sports - head to the 'Biggest Club in Town'

| Tuesday 1st August 2023 0:00am

Edinburgh Leisure is not alone in the recruitment challenges facing everyone now. There are several external factors Brexit and COVID-19 in particular that have led to a large reduction in the labour workforce across the country. A reduction in the number of candidates has led to increased competition from employers to find good candidates to fill their roles. As a result of the pandemic, we’re also discovering that many young people are lacking the skills, experience and most importantly, the confidence to apply for vacant roles. This has seen them disengage from the world of work and has created a challenge in how we recruit. Whilst having a competitive labour market is good for candidates seeking work, Edinburgh Leisure has had to adapt accordingly and review how we have traditionally recruited for many of our positions. These are just some of the ways the Biggest Club in Town is tackling the recruitment issues head on.