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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 All Is True
All Is True
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
All Is True
A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Read More »
7:00 am Circuits
Mar 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm
If Beale Street Could Talk
Nominated for 3 Oscars, 2 BAFTAs and 3 Golden Globes – winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Golden Globe (drama) for Regina King. A woman tries to clear her fiancé’s name after he Read More »
1:10 pm BodyPump
Mar 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 »

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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