Retreat Centres

Since people are often looking for Retreat Centres and we had the information gathered together in various formats. So we thought we might as well publish it. The information on this page are not guaranteed to be up to date and we don't have personal recommendations or experience of all of these Centres. However, we would welcome your comments and any additions you would like to make to this page.

The Bield,


Badenoch Christian Centre,

This has been the location for a YF weekend away, a winter walking course and a holiday for some folk from St Silas.

Gartmore House,

Gartmore has been the venue for the St Silas Houseparty '98, '99 and 2000... we like it, see the pictures from the last one.

Carberry Tower,

a former stately home, is today run as a residential Christian conference centre for renewal, education, mission and fellowship. Situated 8 miles East of Edinburgh.


Unique combination of Victorian country house with Christian care, counsel and healing. Ideal for holiday, touring, retreat and small groups. Three acre garden, beautiful hill views, Chapel, daily worship, comfortable lounge and conservatory and library of Christian books. Now a 3 star Guest House, and Retreat Centre with 3 single rooms, 2 family rooms and 5 rooms that can be either twin or double. Group rates are available and there is a discount for clergy.


Barcaple is a dynamic Christian Outdoor Centre offering challenging and exciting activities on and around its private eighteen acre estate in Galloway, south west Scotland.

Whithaugh Park

is located in the beautiful Scottish Borders. This 100-acre centre set amongst breathtaking scenery is superbly positioned for groups traveling from either Scotland or England.

Blackruthven House

  • Contact: Joan Smith (Secretary)
  • Blackruthven House
  • Tibbermore
  • Perth
  • PH1 1PY
  • Tel: 01738 583 238
  • 60miles from Glasgow (1 hr drive)

Ballencleroch House

- this is a great place for a training day or retreat, it doesn't take long to get there, they have good facilities and nice walks around the grounds.
  • Ballencleroch House
  • Retreat & Conference Centre
  • Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary
  • The Clachan
  • Campsie Glen
  • Glasgow
  • G65 7AB
  • Tel: 01360 312718
  • 12miles from Glasgow (30-40min drive)

I took this picture at the end of the Vestry Day Away (22 Jan 2000),
this shows the small Chapel in the grounds not the house itself.

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