Sport & Exercise

From Monday 26 April, in line with the Scottish Government's timetable for the easing of Coronavirus restrictions:

  • The Pleasance Sport Complex and Gym and Easter Bush Gym will open for individual exercise, group exercise classes and indoor sport remain suspended.

  • The St Leonard's Land Swimming Pool will reopen for individual exercise.
  • Firbush Outdoor Centre will be open for outdoor adventure days, residential trips will remain suspended.
  • Peffermill will continue to operate on selected days for clients who are able to continue training under Government guidelines. 
  • FASIC Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic will operate a virtual first approach for services that we are able to offer in keeping with our Governing Body guidance. Face to face appointments will be offered were deemed essential.

Further information for specific user groups

This booking link will be activated on Monday 19 April from 7am for current members.

Existing members bookings  

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

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

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

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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.

We support our very best student athletes who compete in an individual capacity to succeed in both sport and studies.

Applications for the 21/22 cohort open now

Sports clubs

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

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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.

Peffermill playing fields

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.

Performance sport

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

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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.