Sport and exercise
In 2016, our Edinburgh Campus became home to Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre.
Housed in a stunning £33 million purpose-built sports facility, this cutting-edge development transforms Heriot-Watt into the training hub for, among others, Scotland’s national football and rugby squads.
Oriam adds to Heriot-Watt’s well-established sports facilities which are already some of the best in the country. The new multi-purpose development will support you to develop your full potential as an athlete, making our Edinburgh Campus a vibrant place of high-level sport.
Oriam aims to be a collaborative environment to support Scotland’s up-and-coming sports men and women, their coaches and volunteers, to train and prepare for competition at the highest levels. The centre will also welcome students, staff, the local community and local sports groups.
Oriam also houses Heriot-Watt's own Sports Union. This is the sole organisation that looks after Heriot-Watt's student sport offering. With over 30 active sports clubs, the Sports Union and Oriam give you the ideal environment to participate in and compete in your chosen sport at higher education level. It also creates the perfect opportunity for you to both train and socialise with your team mates and other Sports Union members.
The new multi-purpose development will support you to develop your full potential as an athlete, making our Edinburgh Campus a vibrant place of high-level sport. Find out more about Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre.
Sports Union (inc Clubs)
The Sports Union is a student-led organisation offering Heriot-Watt students the perfect opportunity to join a club, receive coaching and compete in their chosen sport at higher education level. Find out which clubs you can join.