Sport & Exercise

Peffermill playing fields

Located only two and a half miles from the city centre and incorporating the National Hockey Academy, this magnificent 27 acre site offers a hugely impressive array of training and competition facilities for everyone to enjoy.

Our facilities

Peffermill comprises:

  • Two floodlit water-based artificial pitches (internationally accredited)
  • 3G football/rugby pitch (FIFA 1 star and IRB 22 accredited)
  • Three five-a-side pitches (3G surface)
  • 10 grass pitches for football, rugby and lacrosse
  • Two cricket squares (1 grass, 1 grass/synthetic)
  • Four cricket batting nets
  • A 100 metre synthetic training track
  • Changing facilities in three pavilions
  • Laurie Liddell Clubhouse providing changing rooms and meeting facilities
  • Bar and lounge area
  • On-site parking for 160 cars and six coaches.

The facilities at Peffermill are open to all, from the casual user to the international athlete with users from a variety of sectors including the University community, local clubs, corporate organisations, schools and national governing bodies of sport.

Recent events

The quality of our facilities attracts visiting international teams and major sports events. Recently Peffermill has played host to:

  • Lacrosse Home Nations - 2013
  • Scotland Aussie Rules Football - Haggis Cup 2012, 2013
  • Golden Oldies World Hockey - 2011
  • Touch World Cup - 2011
  • International rugby training, South Africa - 2010, 2012
  • International rugby training, All Blacks – 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • International rugby training, Australia - 2009, 2011, 2013
  • International rugby training, Japan - 2013
  • Internayional rugby training, Argentina - 2014
  • Archery EuroNations - July 2009, 2015
  • Scottish HU Senior Celtic Cup - June 2009, 2012
  • Coca-Cola Football Festival - March 2009