ActiveLife - More People, More Active, More Often

It's never been more important to focus on your health. Join today and you can be a part of Orkney’s only leisure scheme offering unlimited access to The Pickaquoy Centre and 11 Council-owned fitness facilities across the islands.

Most of our activities can be booked directly online, and it takes less than a minute.


ActiveLife Individual £22.50 per month
ActiveLife Family £32.50 per month
ActiveIslands Individual £12.50 per month
ActiveIslands Family £17.50 per month
Budget 50p per person per activity
30 Day Pass £46.50


We work closely with Orkney Islands Council to create versatile timetables that offers something for everyone.


Benefits include (where available at each of the venues):

  • 20% discount to The Phoenix Cinema
  • Swimming
  • Use of health suites – sauna, steam room and spa pool (currently closed at Picky)
  • Group exercise classes 
  • Online classes platform through Picky @ Home and the OIC Online Exercise Class Programme
  • 50+ club activities
  • Use of all gym, weights and exercise equipment across the facilities – including free initial inductions
  • Body Composition Analysis (BCA)
  • Racket sports - squash, badminton, short tennis, table tennis
  • Athletics track
  • Climbing Wall
  • Bouldering Cave
  • LeisureLink Partnership scheme 


Through becoming a member of ActiveLife, you get access to unlimited benefits at each of the following facilities:

  • The Pickaquoy Centre

  • Kirkwall Grammar School (KGS) Sports Centre

  • Stromness Squash Courts

  • Stromness Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

  • The Dounby Centre

  • Seven Healthy Living Centres run by Orkney Islands Council around Orkney based at the community schools in North Walls, Rousay, Sanday, Shapinsay, St Margarets Hope, Westray and Stronsay Junior High



The ActiveIslands membership will give islanders access to gym facilities and fitness classes on their specific island for £12.50 per month or £17.50 for a family. Budget memberships are also available at a cost of 50p per activity.


Budget Memberships

Budget memberships are available at a cost of 50p per activity inlcuding Learn2Swim blocks. Terms and conditions apply.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

You can apply online by following the Sign Up Here linkIf you need help setting up your Direct Debit, download our help sheet.

You can also download an ActiveLife Application and email us or drop it off at reception.

What’s not included under an ActiveLife membership?

The scheme does not include cinema tickets, exercise classes paid for in a ‘block’, or personalised gym programmes after initial programmes offered during signup. 

Is there a limit on the family membership?

A family membership includes two adults living at the same address and any number of children under 18.

Who is eligible for the Budget option?

If you are receiving a ‘means tested’ benefit payment, ie income support, pension guarantee credit, job seeker’s allowance, or employment support allowance, you are eligible for the Budget membership giving you access to activities at any centre for 50p per activity. As these benefits are based on household income, anyone residing at your address can also access activities for 50p per session.

Individuals receiving a war disability pension, disabled living allowance, personal independence payment, attendance allowance or carer’s allowance are entitled to the Budget option also (but not members of their wider household).

I don’t want to take up an ActiveLife membership – what are my options?

You don't need to be a member to take part in activities at our facility. If you prefer to pay as you go or want to try before you buy we have a 'pay and play' option for all of our activities. 

What is the Leisure Link partnership?

Leisure Link Partnership allows members of fitness schemes in Highland, Moray, Orkney, The Western Isles, Live Borders, Sport Aberdeen and Argyll and Bute to access gym, public swimming and fitness classes at leisure facilities across all of these regions at no extra cost. Many of the individual Leisure Link Partnership sites will also offer access to other public sessions where cardholders can take part in other activities such as running and indoor climbing. The Leisure Link Partnership means that when working away from home or on holiday, members from participating areas can, at no extra cost, use the local facilities as part of their existing home based membership. Visit the LeisureLink website for full details.