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PJN 2981 SLC LIFESTYLES FAIRHILL INCLUSIVE HAMILTON South Lanarkshire Lifestyles Fairhill, a £9m modern integrated facility opened in 2008, is the first leisure facility in Scotland to gain Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) Mark Accreditation and, the first in the UK to achieve the ‘Excellent’ level.

The IFI Mark Accreditation is the nationally recognised standard of inclusion within the fitness industry, awarded to fitness facilities that are inclusive of both disabled and non-disabled people alike.

Sue Catton, IFI National Director, said: ‘South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd is to be congratulated on achieving the first Excellent Level IFI Mark Accreditation in the UK at the Lifestyles Fairhill Centre. They have demonstrated their strength of commitment to inclusion, ensuring that the needs of all their customers are met. Disabled people in the area will benefit from an excellent level of service provision and advice enabling them to make genuine healthy lifestyle choices.  Lifestyles Fairhill have raised the IFI Mark bar not just in Scotland but for the whole of the UK.’