Wester Hailes High School is the newest addition to the Biggest Club in Town

Edinburgh Leisure | Friday 1st April 2022 9:13am

Wester Hailes High School is the newest addition to the Biggest Club in Town

The biggest club in town, Edinburgh Leisure, will be welcoming Wester Hailes High School as its newest addition. The high school’s sports facilities will be managed by the city’s leading sport and leisure provider from 1 April 2022.  This follows hot on the heels of the 25-metre pool at Balerno High School, which Edinburgh Leisure took over the management of in January 2022, and which is open outside of school hours to the local community for two days a-week. 

In partnership with the secondary high school, the leisure facilities (formerly referred to as WHEC or Wester Hailes Education Centre) have been helping to keep communities active across south and west Edinburgh for decades and will provide locals with everything they need to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

The facilities, which are now being managed by Edinburgh Leisure, include a 25-metre swimming pool, and a separate toddler and diving pool. Casual swimming, which will not require pre-booking, will be on a drop-in basis. Aquafit classes will be also available. 

More information will follow on the opening of the gym and sports hall and the start of coaching and studio fitness classes. 

New in 2021, a fully floodlit 3G outdoor sports pitch providing a full-size all-weather surface with the capacity for 11 aside and 7 aside football and rugby matches can be booked through Edinburgh Leisure’s Extended Lets team. 

Edinburgh Leisure is a charity on a mission to help keep people active and well always. They run over 50 sport and leisure facilities across the city, which now includes 21 school venues and are committed to creating opportunities for everyone to get active and stay active. 

Their Active Communities programme harnesses the power of physical activity and sport to tackle inequalities and combat the effects of inactivity. Each year they support around 10,000 people affected by health conditions, disabilities, inequalities, and poverty to get active, empowering them to improve and protect their health, wellbeing and quality of life. 

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