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

10:00 am Fitness Yoga
Fitness Yoga
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 »
11:30 am BarreConcept
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 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 »
1:00 pm CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly Read More »
3:00 pm Aqua Zumba
Aqua Zumba
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Aqua Zumba is a safe, effective and challenging water-based workout set to international dance rhythms that integrates the Zumba formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness – take the Zumba party to the pool!
4:00 pm BodyPump
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A strength endurance workout incorporating barbells and adjustable weights. With highly motivational music to deliver a fantastic all over body workout.
6:00 pm Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
Robin Hood
A nobleman assumes a secret persona and fights back against tyranny by robbing the rich to give to the poor. War-hardened Robin of Loxley returns from the Third Crusade to find his manor ruined, his Read More »
11:30 am STRONG by Zumba
STRONG by Zumba
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, Read More »
12:30 pm The Grinch (3D)
The Grinch (3D)
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm
The Grinch (3D)
A grumpy green creature plots to steal Christmas, only to have his cynical mission challenged by a young girl with a big heart. The Grinch lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet Read More »
3:15 pm The Grinch
The Grinch
Dec 16 @ 3:15 pm
The Grinch
A grumpy green creature plots to steal Christmas, only to have his cynical mission challenged by a young girl with a big heart. The Grinch lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet Read More »
5:00 pm Adult Master Class
Adult Master Class
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Improve your technique, work towards goals and have fun. If you can swim 4 lengths front crawl then you’re ready to go! Ages 14+yrs.

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...


Robin Hood (cert. 12A)

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina (cert. U)

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