Sporting Activities

For watersports enthusiasts, having the Moray firth right on your doorstep makes for a world of possibility. 

For thrill seekers who prefer to stay on dry land, you can go running, biking or hiking through the picturesque pine woodlands of Culbin Forest.

For golfers, Nairn is well known for its two Championship Links courses, the Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Links, with Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch a short drive away. Nairn also has two football teams, Nairn County and Nairn St Ninian, which welcome visitors. 

Love adventure? Nairn is a short drive to the Munros and plateaus of the Cairngorm National Park, where you can camp out under the stars in the summer, or take to the slopes in the winter.or watersports

Nairn Coastal Rowing Club was established in 2017 by a group from the local community that were keen to add Nairn to the fast growing sport of Coastal Rowing. Bringing the community together to firstly build our skiff and then provide a platform for both social and competitive rowing.

Our first boat, Dulsie, was launched in September 2018 after completion of the 7-month build.
We merged with our kindred Ardersier Boat Club in November 2018.
Our vision is to bring people together for fun, fitness and socialising with other coastal communities, offering enjoyable and safe coastal rowing experience.
We provide appropriate training and all the necessary safety equipment to get onto the water to enjoy the beautiful coastal and inshore water ways in and around Scotland.


Showfield Park IV12 5 Nairn

Nairn St Ninian Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Nairn. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they currently play in the North Super League. Formed in 1968, the club are based at Showfield Park Nairn and their Home colours are maroon and sky blue.


Tel: 07955 063902

Viewfield, next to Nairn Museum, IV12 4BF

Nairn St Ninian Bowling Club is a family friendly club that welcomes all to come and play bowls. Established in May 1961, it has served the community of Nairn for many years. The club is located in the heart of the town in Viewfield, next to Nairn Museum and just a short walk from the town centre. Visitors who have never tried bowls are always welcome to come and give it a go.  All that is needed is a flat pair of shoes as the club will have everything else.

The first and only one of its kind in the Scottish Highlands, Nairn’s Splashpad is a fun, fully accessible play facility overlooking Nairn beach.

It is a lasting legacy that celebrates the lives of a brave local boy called Hamish Hey, and his mother Susan Hey, both of whom sadly lost their lives to cancer just a few years apart. Through the fundraising efforts of the #TeamHamish charity, locals and visitors to Nairn are able to enjoy the interactive experience.

Yoga Studio – 17 Acre Street.

Just off the High Street, you’ll find the Highland Yoga Collective, a community-based yoga studio in the heart of Nairn. The Highland Yoga Collective offer a range of yoga, pilates, movement, meditation and mindfulness classes which are inclusive and beginner-friendly. The studio is a tranquil retreat with a zen garden, underfloor heating and is fully accessible.

Tel: 07773 310876

The 6,800-yard links course is a treat for the senses, offering a variety of challenges set amongst spectacular views over the Moray Firth towards Sutherland and to the Cawdor Hills inland. Visitors are welcome to reserve tee times, participate in a range of open competitions, and purchase golf passes for the area.

The pro shop carries a good range of clothing and equipment. Club repairs and regripping carried out by qualified professionals.

95 High Street, Nairn

Old school competing boxing club on Nairn High Street. Number one boxing club in the town. Fully affiliated to Boxing Scotland. Runs weekly training and sparring sessions for all ages and abilities. Fully inclusive, all welcome. Contact Kevin via the club’s Facebook page to find out more.


Tel: 07534 441922

A traditional links course dates from 1887, visitors are welcome on both the Championship Course and the 9-hole Cameron Course, a gentler course that is perfect for a fun family round of golf and for practice sessions. The Pro Shop is well-stocked with high quality brands such as Under Armour, Oscar Jacobson, Glenmuir, and many others.

The Nairn Golf Club is a member of the Highland Golf Links Partnership, along with Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart.

Tel: 01667 453208


Established in 1914, with history in the town going back to the 1880s, Nairn County is a focal point of the town and play an active role in helping the community. Come and visit us at Station Park, home of the best pie in a roll in Scottish football.

We Believe!


This Highlife Highland facility offers a wide range of fitness classes, a state-of-the-art Fitness Suite and a swimming pool.

Our recently refurbished 28 station fitness suite has state of the art Technogym equipment.  All CV stations have easy to use touch screens with built in TV, radio, iPod docking station, headphone socket and built in heart rate monitors.

The deck level 25m by 10.5m pool has a variety of programmed activities to appeal to all ages and swimming abilities. Swim a few lengths then relax in the poolside steam room.

Tel: 01349 781500

Nairn Bowling Club is a modern and well-equipped facility located a short distance from the town centre. The club has been awarded a Bowls Scotland Silver Bowls Mark accreditation in acknowledgement of the quality of its facilities and management.

Visitors are warmly welcomed at Nairn Bowling Club. To play, all you require is a pair of flat soled shoes, as the club will provide all other equipment. It’s a sport that can be played at all levels and each provides elements of competitiveness and social interaction. If you’ve never tried Bowls, its time to come and give it a try! Join the members at 2pm every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Albert Street, Nairn, IV12 4HP 


Viewfield Drive, Nairn IV12 4BF

Welcome to Nairn Sports Club.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for the community of Nairnshire to participate in sport and well being activities.
We provide a packed programme of classes and activities for all ages and abilities during the day and in the evening.  
We have a vibrant gym with free weights, resistance machines  and cardio equipment.
The club  has  four floodlit tennis courts and two squash courts along with  a large sports hall set up to accommodate badminton, table tennis, pickle ball, and indoor football.  

We are open to members and non members .
Carpark and bike rack is on site . 

Tel: 01667 454523

142 Harbour St, Nairn IV12 4PH

Nairn Sailing Club is an affordable family friendly club based at Nairn harbour. The cruisers and dinghys sail out of the harbour and regularly race in the Firth. The cruiser races mostly happen on Saturdays, whilst the dinghy sessions are Sundays during the sailing season.

Nairn Sailing Club was started in 1968 by five founding members: Harold Forrester, Reggie Pole, Hugh Wilson, Bill Oliver and Alastair Maxwell. Over the years it has gained a reputation, at home and on distant shores, for being friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic. This is true both on the water through the racing and cruising, as well as on the social side. The clubs singing and musical prowess is known far and wide!