More Fifers are getting active, according to the latest figures from Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.
Trust figures show another year-on-year growth for overall attendance levels. From 2013 to this year there was a 13.66% rise in attendance, with a total of 2,403,648 visits, an increase of 288,808.
All three of the trust’s key attendance categories were up water-based activities up 4.5%, indoor activities by 22.04% and outdoor 21.32%. In addition, there was a rise across the board of participants in all age categories.
The over-sixties showed an impressive 58.07% rise, with 111,446 visits, an increase of 40,943.
There was a 12.37% growth in the 18 to 60-year-old category, with 1,506,902 visits, an increase of 165,867, while 785,300 under 18s paid a visit, 81,998 up on last year an 11.66% rise.
More than 4,000 new members joined Leisure Active, an increase of 60%.
Last year, two new leisure centres were opened as part of Fife Council’s Future of Leisure investment programme.
The trust said Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre are proving overwhelmingly popular.
Initiatives proving successful include the trust’s Quid-a-Kid Weekends initiative, which recorded 91,231 attendances, up 5% from last year, and the reintroduction of free summer swimming for juniors saw 67,737 attendances recorded at its nine pools.