Grass pitches

Peffermill's natural turf pitches are acknowledged as being amongst the best in the East of Scotland and are used for a wide variety of sports including football, rugby, lacrosse and shinty.

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Key information

The natural grass pitches at Peffermill are home to the University’s football, rugby, lacrosse and shinty clubs as well as intra mural leagues. They are also training and competition venue for other local clubs and visiting international teams, especially in the weeks coinciding with Murrayfield international rugby weekends.

In the peak football season there are five football pitches available at Peffermill. During the summer season the pitches are rotated to accommodate cricket and essential grounds maintenance. However there are always football pitches available for use. Our allsport astroturf and 3G pitch are also floodlit and fully lined for 11-a-side football and can also be furnished with additional equipment such as seven-a-side goals, officials' tables and public address system.

During the regular season, there are four rugby pitches available, one with floodlights and another with partial floodlights.

During the lacrosse season, Peffermill has a dedicated ladies' grass lacrosse pitch, with an adjacent training area as well as marked men's pitch. We can also provide an additional show pitch to support major tournaments.

Peffermill offers one grass shinty pitch for use by University shinty clubs during the winter season. 

The 3G pitches at Peffermill can also be used for football, lacrosse and rugby.

  • Kick off times for matches can be either morning or afternoon, the time is dependent upon availability and time of year
  • Please note we do not currently have the facility for evening grass games in the winter.

Prices from 1 August 2023

Activity Type Duration University of Edinburgh students and staff Community users
Grass - Training  1 hour £32.40 £54.00

Grass - Game

1.5 hours


Grass - Game 2 hours £50.40 £84.00

How to book

Please contact our Booking Team

What is also including in the booking fee

  • Changing and shower facilities
  • Full-size pitch markings, goals and nets (as required)
  • Free on-site parking