QMU Sports Centre

Queen Margaret University Sports Centre offers a range of facilities to staff, students and the general public. We provide a safe, friendly and informative environment so you can enjoy your chosen sport to the full.

Our fully qualified, friendly and professional staff endeavour to provide you with a high quality service and are happy to assist with any questions you may have.


Update 21/12/2020

Following the latest announcement from the Scottish Government, the Sports Centre will be closed until further notice.  We will inform you at the earliest opportunity of when the Sports Centre is set to re-open again.  In the meantime, updates will be posted here and on the University website – www.qmu.ac.uk/coronavirus.  Alternatively, find us on Facebook at ‘Queen Margaret University Sports Centre’.

Sports Centre Members:

Please note that the your direct debit will be collected as normal at the end of December. The payment that will be collected at the end of January will then be reduced to reflect the closure period.  Any memberships that have been paid in full will be extended for the equivalent time of the closure period.

We apologise for the disruption and inconvenience that this will undoubtedly cause you and we would like to thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.

Please see the information at the foot of this page for previous updates related to COVID-19.


Coronavirus updates – for Sports Centre customers

Facilities and Services

Facilities that are available in Level 3 restrictions:

  • Fitness suite
  • Weights room
  • Exercise pods - spin bike, step box, studio bar & weights and a mat
  • Outdoor all-weather pitch
  • Outdoor gym

Facilities that are closed until further notice:

  • Sports hall - 4 badminton court sized
  • Fitness classes

You must book your session in advance using the book online link below or by contacting the Sports Team.

Book online

To join the Centre, please visit our sign up page or contact the Sports Team.


What we are doing to keep you safe

In order to make the Centre as safe as possible, it has been necessary for us to make some changes to our facilities and how they operate. Our selection of changes have been guided by industry and Government experts, including, UK Active, the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland. The changes also enable us to continue to comply with local government advice and guidelines in regards to personal hygiene and social distancing.

Safety measures that we have put in place are:

  • We are cleaning and disinfecting our facilities with an enhanced cleaning process, using detergent and disinfectant to sanitize all gym equipment.
  • We have protective screens at our reception desk and have provided the Sports team with PPE.
  • A member of the Sports team is stationed in the Fitness Suite to help you with the new guidance and to answer any questions that you may have.
  • We supply disinfectant spray and disposable hand towels so that members can clean the equipment before and after use.
  • There are hand sanitizing stations available throughout the Centre.
  • Selected equipment has been switched off, removed or taken out of use to maintain distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Sports Centre

Opening Hours 

Monday - Thursday 7am - 10pm

Friday 7am - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday 9am - 4pm

Show Contacts

Sports Centre

Sports Reception Please ask for "sports reception"
0131 474 0000

Engage with the Team

Tell us what you think!

Jonathan Perkins
“The convenient location of QMU’s Sports Centre means that I can easily fit my gym sessions in around my busy work schedule during the day or in the evenings. It’s close to Musselburgh train station too, so I can be back home in Edinburgh in just a few minutes. The staff are really friendly and professional. They’re always on hand to offer personalised advice and tips on how to make the most of your gym sessions too.”