North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited (NLL) is a Non-Profit Distributing Company (NPDO) registered in Scotland (SC303391). The Company is wholly owned by North Lanarkshire Council and was established on the 16th of September 2006. NLL is an entirely not-for-profit organisation; any surpluses are invested in improving facilities, services, activity programmes, staff training and other developments in line with the charitable objectives.

Charitable Objectives

North Lanarkshire Leisure is a Scottish Charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). NLL has the following charitable objectives:

  • Sport
  • Recreation
  • Advancement of health
  • Social Welfare

NLL works in partnership with the North Lanarkshire Council and other strategic partners to deliver and improve sport, leisure and health opportunities throughout the authority.NLL was established by North Lanarkshire Council on the 16th of September 2006

Trading Subsidiary

North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited has a trading subsidiary, which is a community interest company, registered in Scotland with company number SC365792 and having its registered office at Broadwood HQ, 1 Ardgoil Drive, Cumbernauld, G68 9NE. It operates and carries out its activities under the name NLL Trading CIC and/or the NLL sub-brands.
Please Click Here to view our Board and Committee Structure Chart.


Access NL is a superb membership scheme offering unlimited use of gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes and health suite.


A cost for providing the information you request may be incurred depending on the expense involved in locating, retrieving, collating and providing this information.

Freedom of Information

  • There will be no charge for information requests which cost us £100 or less to process.
  • There may be a charge for information requests which cost us over £100 and up to £600.
  • We are not obliged to respond to requests which will cost us over £600 to process.
  • You will be advised in advance if a fee will apply.

In calculating any fees, staff time will be calculated at actual cost per staff member hour salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour.

We do not charge for the time taken to determine whether we hold the information requested, nor for the time it takes to decide whether the information can be released. Charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you.

In the event that we decide to impose a charge we will issue you with notification of the charge (a Fees Notice) and how it has been calculated. You will have three months from the date of issue of the Fees Notice in which to decide whether to pay the charge. The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. If you decide not to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you.

To read our Freedom of Information publication scheme information click here


North Lanarkshire Leisure is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and at all times comply with the terms of the Act when processing personal data. The DPA provides you with a right of access to any personal information about you that we hold. This right is subject to certain exceptions or exemptions.

You must supply enough information for us to find the data you have requested along with proof that you are the person mentioned in the data.

Requests must be in writing, or in a permanent form such as e-mail, video or audio tape and should be sent to the contact details below.


You can expect to receive a response within 40 calendar days (from the date we receive your payment), though we may ask you for clarification to help us locate and retrieve the information you are interested in.


The charge is a standard fee of £10 plus any reproduction and postage costs.


NLL Data Protection Policy

Please click here to access NL Leisure's Data Protection Policy.



The UK Government has introduced a requirement for all employers with more than 250 employees to assess and publish information (on an annual basis) on the gender pay gap for their workforce. This information must be published on a government website and the organisation’s own website.

It is important to stress that Gender Pay Gap is not the same as Equal Pay and does not make pay comparisons between individual male and female staff.

Whilst both equal pay and the gender gap deal with the difference (disparity) in pay women receive in the workplace, they are two different issues:

Equal pay:

Means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay, as set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Gender pay gap:

Is a measure of the difference between men’s and women’s average earnings across an organisation or the labour market. It is expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.

NLL is confident that its gender pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. The gender pay gap is the result of the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.

  • In the UK economy, there is an overall gender pay gap of 17.1%.
  • In our Sector, there is a gender pay gap of 51.2%
  • NLL’s gender pay gap for 2018 was 8%.

NLL’s gender pay gap clearly compares favourably to national statistics, however, we are committed to monitoring and reducing the gap wherever possible, whilst also recognising that we have no direct control over the gender of applicants for particular job types or an individual’s career choices.

NLL is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in its employment practices and is confident that males and females are paid the same rate for the job regardless of gender (or any other difference).

You can view NLL’s and other organisations published information on the government website at:


Access North Lanarkshire

NL Leisure's 'Access' membership gives members access to NL Leisure's 18 sport and leisure venues, unlimited swims, gyms and use of health suites, as well as a host of other health, fitness and leisure activities. For further information, visit NL Access Membership

  • Access to 18 NLL sport & leisure centres
  • Unlimited swims including access to the Time Capsule Waterpark
  • Unlimited use of gyms, Including induction and personal programme card
  • Unlimited health suites (after set up cost)
  • Access to both outdoor athletics tracks
  • Access to 3 ice skating sessions per week (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • Access to over 800 fitness classes per week
  • 'Off peak' term-time access to soft play facilities
  • Access to Kids NL junior gym and sports programmes

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John Smith Pool, Kilsyth Swimming Pool & Keir Hardie Update.



As you may be aware, NLL faces financial pressure due to the increasingly difficult marketplace that it finds itself operating within. This, coupled with a reduction in management fee made available from NLC has found the organisation dealing with unprecedented financial pressures. The last 3 years have seen NLL make over £7million in efficiency savings, a figure which represents 55% of the overall efficiency savings that the organisation has had to make since 2006.

It is imperative that NLL continues to explore ways in which we can mitigate these pressures to ensure the future financial sustainability of the organisation.


You may recall that in January of this year, a number of proposals were presented NLL’s Board of Directors in relation to venues opening hours at Kilsyth Swimming Pool & John Smith Pool. Currently, Kilsyth Swimming Pool & John Smith Pool are open for 90 hours & 88 hours respectively per week. From November 26th 2018, this figure will be reduced to 58 & 49.5 hours respectively. To summarise, both pools will continue to be open seven days a week.


A review of the current opening hours at Keir Hardie Sports Centre will also be undertaken, currently Keir Hardie is currently open for 66 hours per week. From November 26th 2018 this will be reduced to 52 hours per week. Further details of the confirmed opening hours at Keir Hardie Sports Centre can be found below.

A review of the Iain Nicolson Centre opening hours will be conducted in March 2019. Further details will follow in due course.


NLL has thoroughly researched peak usage at each of the venues, and as such, will tailor opening hours to demand as to minimise the impact on members. The new opening hours for each venue can be found below, these opening hours will be introduced from November 26th 2018.

Kilsyth Swimming Pool:

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm.

Friday: 11am - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am – 4.30pm.

John Smith Pool:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 12pm, 4pm – 8pm.

Friday: 8am - 12pm, 4pm - 6pm.

Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Keir Hardie Sports Centre:

Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm

Friday: 10 am - 6pm, (Friday Night Project 6pm  - 10pm).

Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm.


NLL understands that the reduction in opening hours will an impact on those who use these venues, however this decision has been necessary due to the increasingly difficult financial situation that the organisation is operating in.

Should you have any membership enquiries relating to the new opening hours Kilsyth Swimming Pool, John Smith Pool or Keir Hardie Sports Centre, please contact our Membership team on 01236 341969.

Members can provide feedback on the venues new opening hours via our online comments form. This can be found in the ‘About Us’ section of our website, or alternatively you can click here to access this.


About Us

North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL) is a registered Scottish charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The purpose of NLL is to deliver sport, recreational, health improving and social welfare services to the community of North Lanarkshire. NLL is a not for profit company (NPDO) which is limited by guarantee.





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