The Pickaquoy Centre

Our leisure centre is located in the main town of Kirkwall and is recognised as Orkney’s community hub. We are proud to host high profile guests including royalty, entertainment professionals and the sporting elite but what makes us unique is that we are the heart of the community. Our visitor numbers reached 670,000 over the past 12 months, a year on year increase of 13%, largely due to the launch of our successful ActiveLife membership scheme in partnership with Orkney Islands Council. Just under 25% of the Orkney population is now registered under this scheme, bringing us closer to our vision of Every Body, Every Day, Active.

Mission - “Enriching people’s lives through sport, arts & leisure activities”

We host an exceptional range of activities for all ages and abilities from early years aquatics to The St Magnus International Festival. Our campus also includes a fully digital cinema with a comprehensive programme that includes live streaming of West End theatre, opera and ballet, a four star camping park and a daycare centre for adults with learning difficulties. The quality of our facilities and services enables sports people to compete regularly at regional and national level, putting Orkney high on the sporting map.