The overnight train and ferry took us to the remote Shetland Islands, the furthest north part of the UK. The many centres there are financed by a fund set up from Oil Money, paid to the islanders when a large terminal was built to handle North Sea Oil. It is remarkable that the Shetland people decided to spend this money on a chain of excellent Leisure Centres, bringing popular exercise facilities, including swimming pools, to the people of even the smaller islands, several of which have a population of under 1000.
See the website at http://www.srt.org.uk/
Travelling south, we reached Kilmarnock, not far from Glasgow, where a large custom-