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[F1(1)A local authority may acquire, lay out, provide with suitable buildings and otherwise equip, and maintain lands, whether situate within or without their area, for the purpose of gymnasiums, playing fields, [F2swimming baths or bathing places] holiday camps or camping sites, or for the purpose of centres for the use of clubs, societies or organisations having athletic, social or educational objects, and may manage those lands and buildings themselves, either with or without a charge for the use thereof or admission thereto, or may let them, or any portion thereof, at a nominal or other rent to any person, club, society or organisation for use for any of the purposes aforesaid.
The authority may also provide and, where necessary, arrange for the training of, such wardens, teachers and leaders as they may deem requisite for securing that effective use is made of the facilities for exercise, recreation and social activities so provided.
[F3(2) Any premises provided by a local authority under the last foregoing subsection . . . F4 may be used for the purposes of concerts or other entertainments which may be provided by the local authority or any other person, and any such premises . . . F4 may be let by the authority for those purposes or for the purpose of meetings at such times and in such manner as will not interfere with the purposes for which the premises . . . F4 are provided:]
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(4)A local authority may contribute towards expenses incurred by another local authority [F7or by an education authority within the meaning of The M1Education (Scotland) Act 1962], whether under this or any other Act, or by a voluntary organisation, in providing or maintaining within the area of the contributing authority, or on a site where it will benefit any of the inhabitants of that area, anything mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, or a swimming bath or bathing place.]
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