MSC Closure 30/04/2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the national government guidelines Moray Sports Foundation, the charity behind the Moray Sports Centre will be closing its doors on 30th April for an unknown period.

Understandably the team are greatly saddened by the news after all the hard work and commitment they have put into making this such a fantastic facility. We have enjoyed providing the service to you our MSC community and we thank you all for the messages of support.

We hope that when the country has returned to normal, the Sports Centre will be able to open its doors as before and we can relaunch with all the knowledge we have gained in the last 9-months.

Our trustees have released the following statement:

“Moray Sports Centre is a new business run by a charity. The current situation with COVID-19 and especially social distancing advice, means that customers are not coming to the gym or classes, so the centre is generating minimal income. Until those people come back it is not financially possible to keep the centre running.

In order to make sure the charity and the centre can open again in the future the trustees, this week, took the very difficult decision to close the centre, mothballing it for a period. We are saddened and sorry that this means that all staff will be made redundant, unless something significant changes in the next month.  We are in totally uncharted waters, we have taken this action now to make sure we can operate the centre again, in three, six, nine months’ time, we just don’t know.

Presently we plan to keep the centre open until the end of April. All staff will be paid until then and paid for their notice period after that. We know our outstanding team are shocked by this news and we hope that once our country is back to more normal times, we will see at least some of them back at this great facility.”

If you are an annual member, we will be contacting you over the coming days to discuss your membership.

If you pay by month then your membership will continue with the last DD coming out at the start of April, until such time that we re-open.

On behalf of the entire team, we have really enjoyed delivering such an array of activities to so many over the last 9-months. Thank you for your custom and we look forward to welcoming you back at the earliest opportunity.

Kathryn Evans


Moray Sports Centre

Linkwood Road

Elgin, IV30 8AR

Moray Sports Foundation

Scottish Charitable Incorporated

Organisation (SCIO)

Registered Charity No. SC046059