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

5:30 pm BodyCombat
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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.
7:30 pm Green Book
Green Book
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
Green Book
Nominated for 4 BAFTAs and 5 Golden Globes, winner of the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay Oscars (also nominated for Film Editing), and Supporting Actor wins for Mahershala Ali, and Best Actor nominations for Read More »
7:00 am Circuits
Mar 19 @ 7:00 am – 7:45 am
A combination of strength and cardio exercises with short, rapid movement between intervals. Using bodyweight, dumbbells and kettle bells, this class is designed to improve strength and endurance while burning calories to give you a Read More »
10:00 am Fit ‘n’ 50+
Fit ‘n’ 50+
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A safe and effective low impact workout with seated strength work to fun, motivating music.  
12:00 pm Yoga for Strength
Yoga for Strength
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm
Yoga for Strength is designed to improve strength, stamina and flexibility.   A combination of dynamic flowing and held postures to increase muscle resilience through deeper stretching and breathing.
1:10 pm BodyPump
Mar 19 @ 1:10 pm – 1:45 pm
A strength endurance workout incorporating barbells and adjustable weights. With highly motivational music to deliver a fantastic all over body workout.
1:10 pm Bootcamp
Mar 19 @ 1:10 pm – 1:40 pm
A high-intense exercise class where resolve and determination give you the best workout. The exercises range from press ups and sit ups to bear crawls and jump squats. Bootcamp offers varying exercises each week where attendees compete to Read More »
1:15 pm 50+ Bowls & Badminton
50+ Bowls & Badminton
Mar 19 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
We lose muscle as we age which is one of the reasons why staying active is vital for longer term health. Raising your heart rate for short periods several times a week can lead to Read More »
3:30 pm Boy Erased
Boy Erased
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm
Boy Erased
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, Best Actor (drama) for Lucas Hedges and Best Original Song, and numerous other awards. A teenage boy is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. Jared Eamons, the Read More »

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...


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