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

5:15 pm Aqua Natal
Aqua Natal
Feb 21 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
A low impact exercise class for pregnant or post pregnant women that improves sleep quality, reduces back pain, enhances well-being and encourages bonding.
5:30 pm BarreConcept
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
BarreConcept classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre or a chair can be used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus Read More »
5:30 pm Zumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 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.
6:30 pm BodyPump
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
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.
6:30 pm Pilates
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core and spinal stability. It is designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and to develop a mind-body Read More »
7:30 pm Fitness Yoga
Fitness Yoga
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Yoga will compliment any fitness routine as you increase strength and flexibility and promote muscle toning. The flowing routines done to music can improve cardio vascular fitness and increase stamina as well as providing a Read More »
7:30 pm The Front Runner
The Front Runner
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Front Runner
In 1988, US Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair. Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart’s Read More »
7:15 am Cycle Express
Cycle Express
Feb 22 @ 7:15 am – 7:45 am
Bring your motivation and energy for a quick half hour of cycle fit and enjoy a morning workout.
9:45 am Zumba Light
Zumba Light
Feb 22 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Zumba Light is for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original Zumba moves at a lower-intensity.
10:45 am BodyBalance
Feb 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
BodyBalance gives individual focus on flexibility, strength and controlled breathing combining Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi, leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed.

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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