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Sports Facilities

Sport at Stirling

Sports Facilities


The University has a superb collection of facilities on a beautiful parkland campus. The quality of the environment is second to none. Moreover, there are lots of opportunities to meet your sports and fitness requirements.

girls playing netballSports Hall

This is the size of eight badminton courts or two basketball courts. It can be divided into two or four activity areas.

See Sports Hall Timetable for further information.

Squash Courts


There are three courts in the sports centre and they have a viewing gallery.

See Squash Courts Timetable for further information.


man swimming underwater Swimming Pool


This is the National Swimming Academy. It is a six lane, 50 metre swimming pool which can be split into two 25 metre pools by a moveable boom. One of these 25 metre pools has a moveable floor, changing the water depth from 0 metres to 2 metres. There is a land conditioning room next to the pool, containing swimming benches and associated equipment. There is an Omega timing system and the full range of water polo fittings and equipment.

We also offer swimming classes to adult and children.

Indoor and Outdoor Tennis Courts


These form part of the National Tennis Centre. There are four acrylic indoor courts and four outdoor all weather courts.

gym interiorFitness Centre


This is the MP Jackson Fitness Centre. It contains a fitness suite and strength and conditioning "super centre". They have some of the best equipment on the market and supervision by very experienced fitness officers. The fitness suite has over 50 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance equipment while the super centre contains five lifting platforms, various benches and the finest bars and discs.

Sports Science Laboratories


There are three laboratories forming part of the MP Jackson Fitness Centre - an athlete assessment laboratory, a research laboratory and an analytical laboratory.

Meeting Rooms


There are three rooms for lectures, seminars and meetings. Projection equipment is available.

Athletics Track


This 400 metre, six lane track with an eight lane straight has a porous rubber, non-slip surface that is an excellent training facility.

Girl playing footballGrass Pitches


There are three football pitches by the sports centre and changing for teams in the sports centre. There are two rugby pitches by Airthrey Castle and changing for teams in the sports pavilion overlooking the golf course.


Cricket Square


There is a grass cricket square. There is an artificial wicket set into the square.

Artificial Floodlit pitches


There are two floodlit pitches. A sand dressed pitch is available for hockey and football and a rubber crumb surface is available for most field sports.

See Artificial Pitches Timetable for further information.


golfers on a green Golf facilities


These consist of Airthrey Golf Course, a 9-hole, par-3 parkland course, and a practice centre consisting of a specialist short game area, a mid-game driving range and an indoor video analysis teaching room. These are located at the north-east corner of the campus between the historic Airthrey Castle and the scenic Airthrey Loch.

See Airthrey Golf Course Timetable for further information.

Putting Green


This is located next to Airthrey Castle.

students canoeingAirthrey Loch


This forms the centrepiece of the campus. It is used for angling and canoeing. There is a practice area for slalom canoeists at its northern end.