Active memberships

active logoActive Aberdeenshire is a campaign to encourage people to take part in regular exercise and sport and enjoy it. It links to the national Active Scotland campaign.

The Active Aberdeenshire scheme makes it easier and cheaper for you to use council sports and leisure facilities by subscribing to one of our paying monthly memberships.

With our memberships you can have unlimited access to the facilities and classes included in your chosen membership, book your activities online and get faster admittance to our facilities.

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Find out more about:

Pay monthly memberships

We offer 3 memberships:

  • Active Swim gives you unlimited access to our swimming pools
  • Active Gym gives you unlimited access to our gym facilities and sports halls
  • Active Aberdeenshire gives you unlimited access to all our facilities

Active Swim and Active Gym Memberships can be either be individual or joint (any two people living in the same household). Active Aberdeenshire membership can also be a family (two adults with any number of children) or small family (one adult with any number of children).

Membership costs

To find out about the costs of our monthly memberships and discounts that may apply to you, visit our sports and activity charges page.

Subscribe to a membership

To subscribe to our monthly memberships, you need to apply for a National Entitlement Card (NEC). The details of your membership will be programmed on your card so that you can swipe it to access any of our participating facilities.

If you already have a National Entitlement Card (Young Scot card, library membership or travel pass), we can add your leisure membership to your existing card.

Apply for a National Entitlement Card

Applications have to be submitted in person at one of our leisure centres so that we can verify your ID.

To apply you will be asked to fill in an application form and you must bring at least two forms of proof of identity to prove age and address and one of these must include verified photographic evidence. For more information contact us. 

If you choose to pay by direct debit, you will also need to provide your bank details (we accept cash, cheques or cards for the initial payment and Direct Debit for the ongoing subscription). You don't need to provide your bank details, if you choose the pay as go monthly option.

You will also need to read the Active Aberdeenshire terms and conditions (pdf 193KB) and the National Entitlement Card terms and conditions before submitting your application.

Cancel your membership

When subscribing, you commit to at least three full months membership. After that you can choose to cancel.

To cancel, you must notify us in writing and give us one month notice.


Active Aberdeenshire membership team
Gordon House
Blackhall Road
AB51 3WA
Telephone: 01467 530777

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