High Life Highland Corporate Partnership


High Life Highland and the University of the Highlands and Islands have agreed a corporate partnership to provide discounted individual leisure membership for students and staff of the University.  High Life Highland leisure centres, community centres, and community schools offer a range of leisure facilities.  To find out where your nearest leisure centre is, and what facilities are on offer, see https://www.highlifehighland.com/leisure/

High Life Highland leisure facilities are available at:

Alness Swimming Pool, Averon Leisure Centre (Alness), Aviemore Community Centre, Badenoch Leisure Centre (Kingussie), Black Isle Leisure Centre (Fortrose), Craig Maclean Leisure Centre (Grantown on Spey), Culloden Academy Community Centre, Dingwall Leisure Centre, East Caithness Community Facility (Wick)' Evanton Sports Centre, Gairloch Leisure Centre, Invergordon Leisure Centre, Inverness Leisure, Inverness Royal Academy Sports Centre, Leanaig Centre (Ben Wyvis Primary School in Conon Bridge), Lochaber Leisure Centre (Fort William), Lochbroom Leisure Centre (Ullapool), Nairn Leisure Centre, North Coast Leisure Centre (Bettyhill), Poolewe Swimming Pool, Sutherland Swimming Pool (Golspie), The Fingal Centre (Portree), Thurso  Leisure Centre, and Tain Royal Academy Community Complex (TRACC).


The corporate membership allows students and staff of the University (including academic partners) to gain 10% discount off High Life memberships.  The discount applies to both Direct Debit and Annual payments. 

Based on 2017/18 prices, this would represent the following discount:

  • Monthly Direct Debit – normal price £20.00; UHI staff/student price £18.00. 
  • Annual Membership – normal price £240; UHI staff/student price £216

 A 10% discount is also available off family memberships. 

The discount is available on production of a confirmation letter (see below - how to claim your discount) or staff ID card.

Our partnership with High Life Highland (HLH) also now offers discounts at many businesses, shops and attractions.  Discounts are available with both the paid HLH card (detailed above), and the free version of the card which may be used in HLH libraries.  Find out about these discounts

Consessionary rates

An approximately 50% concessionary reduction applies to use of facilities such as games halls and pitches if 100% of users are full time students, or aged under 18 or over 60.  This also applies to pay as you go activity rates.

Special badminton offer

Highlife membership includes badminton court hire. To qualify for a free single badminton court hire, 100% of those participating must have a membership. For example, if two students have an all-inclusive Highlife membership and wish to book a badminton court they can do so, free of charge. If only one person has a membership, then other person (who doesn’t hold a membership) pays the standard rate.

The all-inclusive High Life card doesn’t offer any free/discounted access for 5-a-side games or other games hall hires.

How to claim your discount

The discount may be requested at High Life Highland leisure centres on production of a discount confirmation letter. You may download a letter confirming that you are a student from Student Records.  Existing High Life Highland members may claim the reduced rates.  The discount only applies while you are a student or staff member of the University, you must inform High Life Highland if this situation changes.  High Life Highland require a letter issued that year to be supplied each Autumn to confirm that you are still eligible to receive the discount.

Highlife Highland libraries partnership

Free Highlife Highland Libraries Card

Highlife Highland also operate a network of over 50 community and mobile libraries throughout the Highland region.  They offer a wide range of fiction and non fiction books, e-books, CDs, digital magazines and more!  Reading for leisure supports wellbeing and is a great stress – reducer.  The University and Highlife Highland are working together to promote the use of our region’s libraries amongst the student and staff body of the University.  To use the library service, simply visit the Highlife Highland libraries webpage, complete the application form and take it along to your nearest Highlife library.  A list of participating libraries is provided here.  Your Libraries Highlife card may also be upgraded to a paid membership if you wish to start using the leisure centres. 

Live Active fitness memberships

The university also has an agreement with Live Active for students in the Perthshire area.  Live Active operate a number of fitness facilities in Perthshire.  If you are a full time student of the university, you are entitled to a concession rate on memberships and pay and play prices.  In order to claim the concession rate simply take your student ID card to one of the leisure centres.

Perth College UHI staff may also obtain a discounted rate on fitness memberships through the corporate membership scheme.  To take advantage of this discount, take proof of employment to a Life Active leisure centre when setting up or renewing your fitness membership.