Islay Youth Football Club

The organisation’s purposes are: The organisation’s purpose is to advance the public participation in football for youths’ age 5 to 16yrs on the Isle of Islay; and in furtherance of this: To provide opportunities for them regardless of their race, gender, disabilities or religious persuasion to train and play football in an environment of equality and diversity. To enhance the provision of coaching and mentoring in youth football on Islay by providing funding and opportunities for further education coaching courses. To support the development of the abilities, confidence and self-esteem appropriate to age and stage for those participating in the club’s activities. To encourage social inclusion and reduce rural isolation experienced by youths living on Islay. To nurture active and healthy life styles in youths on Islay with an interest in football aged 5 to 16 yrs.

Oban Lifesavers

Oban Lifesaving Club was inaugurated in the 1970’s with the purpose, not only to teach swimming, but to give instruction on lifesaving techniques and water safety. This was recognised as necessary in a seaside town. Pupils become members at the age of 5 and progress from the small pool, where they first learn to swim, progressing from the small pool to Rookie Lifesaving as they become more proficient. As they progress they can attain badges for distance swimming and other disciplines. Then they can opt to achieve a Bronze Medal for lifesaving efficiency, generally between ages 14 and 18. All the teachers are voluntary and initially have to pass a swimming course at level 1 and if they choose, at level 2. These courses are the most involved in any sport, taking in, teaching most strokes, organising class lessons and achievement of Disclosure Scotland status. We are always short of teachers and would welcome anyone volunteering to assist at the poolside for a period until they sit the level 1 course. Surprisingly, a volunteer does not have to be able to swim to teach.

Ross of Mull Community Gym

The gym is furnished with equipment including a treadmill, rowing machine, bike and a weights section. Open access 7 days a week / 24 hours available to locals and visitors. For more information or to join the gym, contact Fraser on

Walking Football

Walking football is a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It’s designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle, no matter what their age or fitness. It also supports people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury and also offers social benefits. See website for details.

Sports Hall

Lomond School’s state of the art sports centre and extensive sports fields provide the perfect setting for a wide range of team and individual games and activities. Outdoor sports facilities include a floodlit hockey AstroTurf pitch; four grass rugby pitches and two multi-use AstroTurf sports areas. Contact school to make an enquiry.

Taynuilt Fitness and Balance Club

TFAB is a constituted club whose members meet for one hour weekly. It is for senior citizens , inclusive of all in the local community area. We aim to promote and develop good fitness and so prevent illness through falls, also promoting good mental health through reducing isolation and enabling social interaction, and advice if required.