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Summer at Oriam is in full-swing. It has been fantastic to see so many visitors enjoying our facilities in the brilliant sunshine.
Read on for a full update and news for July. 

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Our summer of sport is now in full-swing and we have so much to look forward to in the next few months.

On the 19th July Scotland moved to Level 0 and at Oriam that means we are glad to welcome back even more activities and facilities! You can find out more about what Level 0 looks like for Oriam here.

To keep up to date with the latest facility information you can follow our social media channels @oriamscotland or check out our FAQ page under the ‘About Us’ tab.



From 31st July we returned to our standard weekend opening hours. That’s a whole 6 extra hours to enjoy your favourite Oriam Activities. 

Current Open Hours:
Mon – Fri: 06:30 – 22:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 22:00

Oriam will be closing early at 20:30 on 16th August for Staff Training. 


We are glad to re-open our shower area to members! Capacities are limited to 2 people in the shower area and 4 people in total per changing room.

Indoor Contact Sport is now permitted for all ages so we are glad to welcome back our Squash & Basketball players. You can now play contact sport with your friends and teammates!


Travel restrictions have impacted all of our summer plans and many of us have opted for a ‘staycation’, discovering parts of the UK we’ve never been before. Performance Sports Teams have faced similar issues and looked closer to home for pre-season training. This summer we hosted a number of visiting teams from all over the UK. It has been a great opportunity to showcase our super facilities and our team have really stepped up to deliver. 

We look forward to welcoming more teams in the future. If your team are looking for a change of scene for training sessions, you can enquire now.


Last month’s Euros 2020 challenges kicked-off our gym challenge series. Well done to everyone who gave it a shot, our leaderboard was packed but 2 members rose to the top. Congratulations to Lloyd and Kelly!

Our August challenge is now live, inspired by the Tokyo 2020 track events.
Set your time, beat your Personal Best and climb the leaderboard! This month, best times for men & women will win a prize and we have a prize draw for all participants! Talk to one of our fitness team to record your time. 


The 10th August is results day for SQA, A-level and GCSE exams! Well done to all students who have persevered through the past year. No matter the results you should be proud of what you have achieved in the face of adversity.

Results day is also the day when many students will find out where they will be going to study in September. 

We will be working with the Heriot Watt Sports Union to welcome all students to our ‘Watt Family’ this year. Stay active, discover new sports and make friends-for-life in club sessions and socials. Watch this space for an exciting range of events, taster sessions and membership options. 


This summer we are running our first ever Oriam Summer Camps. Two Olympics Sports Camp for Primary School and a new Sport Conditioning Camp for 12 – 16yrs. Our coaches Lorraine & Michael have delivered fun-filled active camps and we look forward to running more kids camps in the future.

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There’s only a couple of weeks left of Scottish summer holidays. If you’re starting to think about back to school prep, don’t forget the after-school activities!
Our Oriam Kids & Partners classes are now open to book for Autumn term. 
Call 0131 451 8400 to book Oriam Kids Classes now. Partner classes are booked separately, contact details are here.