We are delighted to be able to offer trial sessions again. If you would like to attend a trial session at the club before deciding to join, please email

Salle Holyrood is a thriving community club with members from the ages of 8 to 68. Everyone aged 8+ is welcome, whatever level of fencer you are, from complete beginner to experienced international fencer. Many of our fencers compete at British and Scottish Team level alongside those who prefer a more recreational experience.

Once you have decided you want to join:

  1. Join British Fencing if you aren’t a member already to ensure you have the appropriate insurance cover and note your membership number. British Fencing have a 90 day free trial membership
  2. Complete the online Membership Form
  3. Respond to the email request to set up a Direct Debit with GoCardless.
  4. Once your membership and payment is all set up you will receive a welcome email which includes an electronic copy of our members handbook and your membership number.

Membership Fees

Associate (non-fencing, voting rights) £2 per month

Juniors (under 18)/Concession £33 per month

Seniors (over 18) £44 per month

Family 1 (1 adult & 1 Junior)  £66 per month

Family 2 (2 children)   £55 per month

Family 3 (any 3 family members) £77 per month

Membership benefits include:

  • access to 6 training sessions per week
  • access to additional individual lessons (privately arranged with coach)
  • access to complementary workshops e.g. sports psychology, nutrition etc
  • Use of club kit at sessions
  • long term hire of fencing equipment and protective clothing (small monthly fee)
  • free additional resources for S&C training, competition planning and performance reviews

All members of Salle Holyrood must also have British Fencing Membership to give appropriate insurance cover. 

Adult Beginners

If you haven’t fenced before, why not check out our training page to see when our Adult Beginners classes run.

Junior Beginners

For younger fencers, we run a structured beginners/improvers technical session twice a week which is free for Salle Holyrood Members to take part in.  Non-members are welcome to attend for £15 per session. Check our training page for current days/times.

Under 8?

If you are under 8  and haven’t fenced before, we would recommend looking at Fencing Fun classes to give you the best grounding in the skills of the sport.  Fencing Fun use plastic fencing equipment which requires less protective clothing and is lighter, making it much quicker to learn with.