Sport & Exercise

Updates on our services in line with the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Update 25 August 2021: From Monday 30 August 2021 Gym sessions at the Pleasance and Easter Bush will no longer need to be pre-booked.

Update 02 September 2021: From Monday 06 August 2021 changing rooms at the Pleasance and Easter Bush will be available for essential use.

Further information

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View our flexible and affordable membership options which are open to everybody.

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Services and online resources to help keep you active and boost your mood. 

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The “behind closed doors” fixture will be live streamed to allow students, staff and alumni from the University and the wider community to enjoy the game in the comfort of their own home.

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Find out about our state-of-the-art gym spaces, our jam-packed weekly class timetable and amazing indoor sports facilities.

Gym memberships are available to staff and students of the University of Edinburgh as well as the tenants of Roslin Innovation Centre.

Sports clubs

Members can use the University's 25-metre six-lane swimming pool during allocated times. 

Performance sport

We have two climbing facilities at the Pleasance the Tower climbing wall and the Rock bouldering area.

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The University of Edinburgh's Peffermill playing fields boasts some of the finest sports pitches in Scotland.


Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and management of your injury to ensure you are at your best, every day.

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Discover the world-class Performance Sport Programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is among the country’s leading sporting universities.

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Enjoy stunning scenery, warm hospitality and take part in exhilarating activities - open to everybody.

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Visit the Playerlayer webshop for your training essentials.