Sport & Exercise

Grass pitches for football and rugby

Peffermill's natural turf pitches are acknowledged as being amongst the best in the East of Scotland and are used for a wide variety of sports including football and rugby.

The natural turf pitches at Peffermill are home to the University’s men’s and women’s rugby and football clubs as well as intra mural leagues. They are also training and competition venue for other local clubs and visiting international teams, especially in the weeks coinciding with Murrayfield international rugby weekends.

In the peak football season there are five football pitches available at Peffermill. During the summer season the pitches are rotated to accommodate cricket and essential grounds maintenance. However there are always football pitches available for use. Our allsport astroturf and 3G pitch are also floodlit and fully lined for 11-a-side football and can also be furnished with additional equipment such as seven-a-side goals, officials' tables and public address system.

During the regular season, there are four rugby pitches available, one with floodlights and another with partial floodlights.  The 3G pitch at Peffermill is World Rugby accredited and is also available for rugby matches and training throughout the year.

  • Kick off times for matches can be either morning or afternoon, the time is dependent upon availability and time of year
  • Please note we do not currently have the facility for evening grass games in the winter.


Prices valid from 1 August 2019

Sport Duration University of Edinburgh Non-University of Edinburgh
Training 1 hour   £52.00
Match 2 hours



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