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

7:00 am FatBurn Extreme
FatBurn Extreme
Jan 17 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
FatBurn Extreme is a fixed 20 minute, maximal intensity workout with no dictated rest periods. This means participants will work until failure and rest only for recovery, making it specific to the individual regardless of Read More »
9:45 am Fit ‘n’ 50+
Fit ‘n’ 50+
Jan 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 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
Jan 17 @ 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.
1:00 pm Walking Football
Walking Football
Jan 17 @ 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 BodyPump
Jan 17 @ 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.
1:15 pm Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga
Jan 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Chair Yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair.  Chair Yoga has been designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a Read More »
5:15 pm Aqua Natal
Aqua Natal
Jan 17 @ 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.
5:15 pm Aquaman
Jan 17 @ 5:15 pm
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world. An icon for over 75 years, Read More »
5:30 pm BarreConcept
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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.

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...


Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (cert. PG)

Aquaman (cert. 12A)

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