The £15m Pickaquoy Centre in Orkney is recognised as a first class sports, arts, conference and social facility, offering an excellent range of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. As an integral part of the community, it has also hosted world class arts festivals, music events, exhibitions, conference and sports competitions. The Centre includes a high quality campsite with some of the best facilities in Scotland.


The ActiveLife membership gives members access to Picky and 11 Council-owned fitness facilities and has one simple aim – to get more people, more active, more often. style="color:white" href="/fitness-exercise/membership/"> Click here...


If you’re looking for something for the kids to do, we’ve got it covered! With a range of activities on offer they can play till their hearts are content, learn something new, get active or even sit back and relax! Click here...

What's On

7:15 am Cycle Express
Cycle Express
Dec 10 @ 7:15 am – 7:45 am
Bring your motivation and energy for a quick half hour of cycle fit and enjoy a morning workout.
9:30 am BodyPump
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
This strength endurance workout incorporates barbells and adjustable weights with highly motivational music to maximise the experience and delivers a fantastic all over body workout.
10:30 am BodyBalance
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Giving individual focus on flexibility, strength and controlled breathing. Combining Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed.
11:00 am Widows
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am
In contemporary Chicago, four women have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when they take their fate into their own Read More »
11:30 am Aqua Zumba Light
Aqua Zumba Light
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
A slightly slower and gentler version of the popular aquatic Latin-inspired dance class. It’s easy to follow and because your weight in supported in the water it has little impact on joints. Great fun and Read More »
1:00 pm Walking Football
Walking Football
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Walking football is a variant of association football and an excellent way of staying fit and healthy. For older people, it has proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke while improving blood pressure. Although Read More »
1:10 pm Boxing Circuits
Boxing Circuits
Dec 10 @ 1:10 pm – 1:40 pm
Boxing circuits is a high energy, boxing based interval training class designed to improve overall fitness and burn fat fast. (Suitable for all fitness levels)
5:00 pm The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a Read More »
5:30 pm BodyCombat
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Combing moves and stances from a range of self-defence disciplines like karate and boxing into an energetic routine using music and choreography.
6:30 pm Zumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations making this a fantastic dance-based fitness workout. Zumba is a fun aerobic workout suitable for people of all ages.

Holiday Activities

During school holidays there will be lots of activities on offer at the Centre to help keep the kids entertained! Click here...


We have a huge range of activities that will help you to concentrate on your fitness and health. We are here to help you reach your fitness and health goals and will help you to maintain these too. Click here...


With modern facilities we are confident your stay will be a comfortable one. Why not set up base alongside Orkney’s premier leisure facility, with activities on offer to suit the whole family. Click here...


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (cert. 12A)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (cert. PG)

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