Sport & Exercise

Hockey and all-sport pitches

Peffermill is Scotland’s National Hockey Academy with two floodlit water based astroturf pitches as its centrepiece.

Peffermill's water based artificial pitches are home to University mens' and womens' hockey clubs, intra mural leagues and as a training and competition venue for other national and local league club teams.

Both pitches comply with the most stringent performance criteria laid down by the International Hockey Federation (the world governing body for hockey) and indeed Peffermill is the first venue in Scotland to be formally certified to stage international hockey competitions. One of the pitches is dedicated solely for hockey and is used widely by elite level athletes associated with the Scottish Hockey Union, as well as national squads, club teams, school, college and development groups and recreational players.


A new Olympic standard surface

Our carpet on pitch 1 is the first Olympic grade carpet to be installed at a University facility and is also used at national performance hockey centres at Bisham Abbey and Glasgow Green. Polytan supplied hockey surfacing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and developed this product in consultation with performance hockey players and coaches.



Prices valid from 1 August 2019

Astroturf pitch hire
Type Duration University of Edinburgh Non University of Edinburgh
Training 1 hour   £52.00
Game 1.5 hours £48.00 £78.00

Fee information

Your booking fee includes changing accommodation, showers, full-size pitch markings, goals, nets (as required), free on-site parking and access to in-house social facilities.



Peffermill Playing Fields

Contact details



Laurie Liddell Clubhouse
42 Peffermill Road

Post Code
EH16 5LL


  • Monday 9am – 10pm
    Tuesday 9am – 10pm
    Wednesday 9am – 10pm
    Thursday 9am – 10pm
    Friday 9am – 10pm
    Saturday 9am – 7pm
    Sunday 9am – 7pm


Related Links

Edinburgh University Mens' Hockey Club

Edinburgh University Womens' Hockey Club

Scottish Hockey Union