Sport at Heriot-Watt

Facilities at Oriam

Our Edinburgh Campus is home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre. This cutting-edge development transforms Heriot-Watt into the training hub for, among others, Scotland's national football and rugby squads.

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 also welcomes students, staff, the local community and local sports groups.

The student flexi membership is just £6 per week and includes access to the Technogym Fitness Suite, over 30 group exercise classes, casual sport bookings, expert support from our qualified fitness team and discounted personal training packages.

Our facilities are available to hire for all levels of sport and ability. All sport equipment is available for hire from Oriam reception.

Outdoor facilities
  • Synthetic outdoor pitch
  • 5 grass pitches
  • 2 grass rugby pitches
Indoor facilities
  • FIFA-accredited indoor synthetic 3G pitch, the largest of its type in Europe with a 28-meter-high roof
  • 12 court sports halls
  • 4 court sports halls
  • 2 sport studios
  • 8 squash courts
Sports hire

Includes but is not limited to:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Netball
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
Sports performance wing
  • Physiotherapy suite
  • Rehabilitation centre with hydrotherapy pool
  • Human performance laboratories
  • Strength and conditioning gym

These facilities can be used by the general public and students on our Sports & Exercise Science degree.


Joining Oriam

Visit the student memberships section on the Oriam website.

HWU students must log in using your email address. Your account is ready for you to use and simply needs to be activated by you creating your password.

When logging in for the first time, please click the 'forgotten password' link. You will receive an email to your with a link to set your password for the first time.

If you need any help, please call us on 0131 451 8400.

Booking online

All Oriam and Sports Union activities must be booked in advance. You can easily do this on the Oriam website.