Heritage

The Story Behind Oriam

The concept of a national Sports Performance Centre was developed as a result of the McLeish report into Scottish Football. Its aim is to provide our top sportspeople with the facilities, access and support services pivotal for international success. In 2012 the Scottish Government committed £25 million of funding and organisations were invited to bid to host and operate the centre. Heriot-Watt University, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, were successful and have worked extensively with sportscotland and the partner sports to create a world class performance facility that will also provide extensive access for the local community.

2010 – 2015

2010
McLeish Report is Published
2012
Scottish Government opens for bids to host National Sport Performance Centre
2014
Edinburgh City Council & Heriot-Watt win the bid
2015
Work begins onsite for Oriam

2016-2017

2016
August
Oriam opens to our first customers
November
Oriam is officially opened by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
2017
Edinburgh Rugby 1st season
at Oriam.
Architecture Awards for  Reiach and Hall

2018 – 2019

2018
Beast from the East – Oriam remains open for performance team training
Sports Partner Training
2019
Scottish Squash Open Returns
1st UEFA Women’s Qualifiers
Tri-service Rugby & Army Boxing
Park Run
Refurbished Fitness Suite & Bistro
The Flood…

2020 – 2021

2020
SRU Open Training session
Our Oriam Brand Launch
COVID-19
2021
Re-Open
SFA Men’s Euros & World Cup Qualifiers Success
Turf Games
Army Boxing

The Future

2022
New Sports and Exercise Science Degree

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