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Enhancing sport and physical activity provision within South-West Edinburgh

Oriam (at Heriot-Watt University)


The concept of Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performance Centre, was developed as a result of findings reported in the McLeish report into Scottish Football. The aim of Oriam is to provide our top sportswomen and men with the facilities, access and support services pivotal for successful performance on the international stage.

Oriam opened in August 2016, and is built in the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University's extensive campus in the west of the city. Oriam is the performance base for both the Scottish FA ans Scottish Rugby Union, as well as the sportscotland institute od sport (East), Basketball Scotland, Scottish Handball, Scottish Squash & Racketball and Scottish Volleyball. Oriam will provide athletes, coaches and officials with the facilities to create an exceptional performance environment that will re-affirm and strengthen Scotland's sporting credential and put the nation firmly on the worlfd stage.

Oriam are determined to have a positive impact on the local community by encouraging people to improve their fitness, take part in sport or simply enjoy an active lifestyle. From beginner to expert, Oriam's first-class facilities will help you achieve your personal best and maximum potential.



Facilities include: an outdoor synthetic pitch; five outdoor natural football and two rugby pitches; twelve court sports hall; a full size indoor 3G pitch; a cafe and a fitness suite, and world class facilities for sports science and medicine including a hydrotherapy facility. The new facilities complement the current facilities based at Heriot-Watt's campus which will include eight squash courts; two new exercise studios; a four court sports hall; sports performance laboratory and a 60 x 40 indoor 3G synthetic pitch.


For more information on Oriam, such as membership prices and opening times, you can access their website here.