The Trust

The Pickaquoy Centre Trust is a charitable trust registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR). The Trust assumed responsibility for the management of The Pickaquoy Centre on 6 April 1999. The purpose of the Trust is centred on providing sports, health, leisure, arts and learning opportunities that enhance the quality of life and improve the health of Orkney’s population. We do this by offering facilities to support a wide variety of activities designed with regard to all social groups within the community and at the same time ensuring that we provide a service that surpasses the expectations of our users.

Mission statement Together, the staff and Trustees are committed to putting the customer first by providing a dynamic and varied programme along with a range of services that meets customer expectations. Our Vision Every Body, Every Day, Active 

Aims and objectives

General Aim

To conform to best value principles in ensuring that the Centre operates to the highest levels of financial efficiency, customer service excellence and community leisure provision.


  • To operate within the approved budget, increase income and reduce the net cost per user.
  • To continually improve the service to customers through responding to customer needs and benchmarking against other services locally and nationwide.
  • To meet the service agreement outlined by Orkney Islands Council.
  • To operate to an effective business and marketing strategy.
  • To operate effective and consistent operational procedures.
  • To operate a preventative repairs and maintenance programme.
  • To meet all appropriate legislative health and safety requirements and ensure there is no compromise to safety standards.
  • To operate an effective equal opportunities policy for customers and employees.
  • To operate an effective training and development programme for employees.

The Board Of Trustees:

  • Stephen Kemp (Chairman)
  • John Ross Scott (Vice Chair)
  • Gwenda Shearer
  • John Richards
  • Andrew Drever
  • Steve Sankey
  • Gill Smee
  • Neil Stevenson
  • Serena Sutherland
  • Willie Stewart
  • Hannah Ker
  • Katie Macleod
  • Fraser Macnaughton

Freedom of Information

Anyone – from anywhere in the world – has a right to see almost any kind of recorded information held by The Pickaquoy Centre, however old the information is. You do not have to say why you want the information or what you want it for and we are obliged to respond to all information requests we receive within 7 working days of receipt. It is The Pickaquoy Centre’s practice to be open, transparent and accountable so if we hold the information you would like and can release it, we will. Click the link for our Guide to Freedom of Information.

Privacy Policy

We are currently reviewing and updating The Pickaquoy Centre Trust privacy policy. Please check back for further updates or get in touch if you have any questions.

Trust Accounts

Please view our Annual Financial Statement 2017 – 2018 here.

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