Sport at Heriot-Watt

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.

Sports Union

The Sports Union which looks after Heriot-Watt's student sport offering is based at Oriam. 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.

Park Run

Our Campus is also host to the Park Run, a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! The Park Run takes place every Saturday at 9.30am set in our wonderful woodland around campus.

Campus trails

We have a whole range of different trails around campus for you to discover. A tree trail, heritage trail, discovery trail and fitness trails there's lots for you to explore. There are checkpoints along each route with QR codes to provide you with information about each landmark along the way. 

Cycling

If you are more of a keen cyclist or enjoy the leisurely cycle along the canal that links our campus to the city centre, we have facilities for you too. Our Bike Bothy is a cycling hub next to Oriam that offers bike hire, maintenance classes, servicing and repair sessions as well as breakfast workshops and group rides around campus.

Pentland Hills

Our campus is also a stones throw away from the Pentland Hills. This is a beautiful countryside park featuring small, lush peaks, hiking paths and a peaceful reservoir.