You may have read about some proposed price increases by the City of Edinburgh Council in relation to bookings at local High School sports facilities - we've written some FAQs to help explain what's happening and why - FULL STORY

Extended Lets (Block Bookings)

The City of Edinburgh Council have recently transferred High School sport facility bookings to Edinburgh Leisure to process. This means bookings for community time, ie: after 6.00pm weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays or holiday periods are booked through us.

Accordingly, if you are a Club, Group or Organisation and wish to make a booking, please contact schoolbookings@edinburghleisure.co.uk or call 0131 458 2212.

Extended lets (block bookings) take priority and are available in the following schools:

A-Z

  • Balerno High School
  • Broughton High School
  • Boroughmuir High School (new building from 16th April 2018)
  • Castlebrae High School
  • Craigmount High School
  • Craigroyston High School
  • Currie High School
  • Drummond High School
  • Firrhill High School
  • Gracemount High School
  • Holy Rood High School
  • James Gillespie’s High School
  • Leith Academy
  • Liberton High School
  • Portobello High School
  • Royal High
  • Forrester & St Augustine’s High Schools (Joint Sports Campus)
  • St Thomas of Aquins
  • Trinity High School
  • Tynecastle High School

For bookings at Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC), please contact the school directly.

For bookings at Queensferry High School, please view their separate venue page on this website. 


Academic Year 2017/18

For a booking form, please contact schoolbookings@edinburghleisure.co.uk / 0131 458 2212. Bookings can be taken for available spaces between now and 30th June 2018. A separate form is available for holiday bookings – see Holiday Access below.

Academic Year 2018/19: Term Time Bookings

The timetable for the next academic year is:

  • Rebooking for Community Sport Hub priority 1 Clubs from Thursday 22nd March 2018.
  • Rebooking for all other existing let holders from Monday 9th April 2018.
  • Open booking for new customers or Clubs looking for additional new spaces from Friday 29th June 2018.

Edinburgh Leisure implement the City of Edinburgh Council’s price list which is effective from 1st August 2018.  All surplus income generated from operating community time in High School’s is returned to the Council. Please see downloads for full price list and supporting Appendix.  



Holiday access covers Summer, October, Christmas, February and Easter each year. Access is available to High School’s during school holiday periods based on demand and operating costs of opening.  Contact schoolbookings@edinburghleisure.co.uk / 0131 458 2212 for cut-off times for each holiday period.



Priority access will be given to ‘block booking’ paying Clubs/Groups. Normal Council charges apply (junior/concessions, adults & commercial). Contact schoolbookings@edinburghleisure.co.uk for more details.

One off "casual" bookings can be taken for available slots to guarantee day/time. Again, normal Council charges apply (junior/concessions, adults & commercial). For more information please call 0131 458 2212 or 458 2100 Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Please note that payment is required at the time of booking.

Due to high volume of enquiries, same day or next day one-off bookings are not possible at this time. A minimum of 5 days in advance is recommended.