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

6:30 pm STRONG by Zumba
STRONG by Zumba
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
STRONG incorporates interval cardio training with core and functional training using your own body weight alongside great music to keep you motivated. This class is suitable for all levels of fitness however anyone with any Read More »
7:15 pm Royal Opera House Live: La Bayad...
Royal Opera House Live: La Bayad...
Nov 13 @ 7:15 pm
Royal Opera House Live: La Bayadere (Ballet)
Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and Read More »
7:30 pm BodyBalance
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Giving individual focus on flexibility, strength and controlled breathing. Combining Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed.
7:15 am Cycle Express
Cycle Express
Nov 14 @ 7:15 am – 7:45 am
Bring your motivation and energy for a quick half hour of cycle fit and enjoy a morning workout.
7:15 am Powerswim
Nov 14 @ 7:15 am – 7:45 am
Powerswim is a short intensive class designed to for adults who want to improve their swim stroke, technique and fitness level within a coached environment. This class is more suited to advanced swimmers.
10:00 am Centred Yoga
Centred Yoga
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A combination of physical and mental exercises which promote flexibility, reduce stress and increase stamina and strength.
12:00 pm BodyBalance
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
BodyBalance gives individual focus on flexibility, strength and controlled breathing combining Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi, leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed.
12:45 pm Swim Skills & Drills
Swim Skills & Drills
Nov 14 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Designed to help Adults develop their stroke technique and improve fitness. This session is taken by an Instructor giving adults the chance to improve and develop their swimming skills with the Instructor’s advice. Skills & Read More »
1:10 pm Strength Circuits
Strength Circuits
Nov 14 @ 1:10 pm – 1:40 pm
Strength circuits is a high energy, strength based interval training class designed to improve strength, muscular endurance, body composition and burn fat fast. Suitable for all fitness levels.
4:00 pm A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm
A Star Is Born
A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers, and falls in love with, struggling artist Ally. She 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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