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Newbigging Outdoor Centre


Newbigging celebrates its 25th birthday this year! Check back regularly for updates on the birthday celebrations!


Opened in 1988 this attractive holiday centre, incorporates a substantial stone built house, sheltered garden and a spacious campsite. It is located in a quiet rural area approximately 7 miles south of Blairgowrie and 20 miles from the skiing and hill walking areas of Glenshee, with the Sidlaw Hills only 3 miles to the south.


Designed by Guides for Guides, the Holiday House and Campsite are ideal for all age groups providing a comfortable base for a wide range of activities such as camps, pack holidays, Guide training weekends for indoor and outdoor pursuits, Ranger adventure weekends, Young Leader and Guider Trainings, Trefoil Guild outings - the list is endless!



Holiday House

Fully equipped for 24 girls plus 6 leaders, the house offers the following facilities:

Large Hall - for all activities and dining, furnished with tables and chairs.

There is use of a parachute & various games

Kitchen - all electric and well equipped for 30 people with domestic and      catering cookers, fridge freezer and microwave.


Sleeping accommodation

Girls - 3 dormitories each sleeping 8 (bunk beds)

Leaders - 1 room sleeping 4 (bunk beds) and 

1 room sleeping 2 (single beds)

All beds have mattresses and pillows.


From June 2012 – mattresses and pillows will be provided, girls to bring     own bedding including fitted sheet, pillowcase and duvet or sleeping bag.    We no longer provide Duvets.


Toilet and washing facilities

There are 6 toilets (1 suitable for disabled), 5 wash hand basins and              3 showers.



Electricity for immersion heater, cooking and lighting is included but there   are pre-payment meters for heating and sockets.



Available for the use of campers in an emergency.



The centre has a large garden with swings and a barbecue. Near the main door there is a play shelter.

These are normally for the exclusive use of those staying in the house.


Photos of the holiday house can be viewed here




Coming soon! Opening dates not yet finalised due to major drainage works


Girlguiding Dundee would like to thank so many for their generous donations and support for wigwams at our Newbigging Outdoor Centre. Girlguiding believes in the value of learning by doing. Friends of Newbigging have been fund-raising by bag packing, climbing Ben Nevis, walking West Highland Way, holding afternoon tea parties and so much more.


We gratefully acknowledge generous donations from:


Awards for All and Big Lottery Fund
Co-operative Community Fund
Girlguiding Dundee and friends of Newbigging
Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust
Northwood Trust
Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids
The Alexander Moncur Trust Award
The Gannochy Trust
The Rotary Club of Dundee
Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Foundations

These new wooden camping pods will encourage girls of all abilities to undertake new challenges and push boundaries of their experience on camp. What a way to celebrate 25 years of Newbigging in 2013!




Regretfully, due to flooding, we are unable to take bookings for the campsite until further notice.


The campsite extends to 3 acres and enjoys uninterrupted views of            the Sidlaws.

It can be used either equipped or unequipped.

Fully equipped site – both lightweight (9, 8, 6 x7, 4, 3, 2 man tents) and Icelandic tents; 2 activity tents, dining shelter and a marquee 20 sq.ft).



This is available for 5 patrols as well as for central cooking. Fire shelters,  alter fires and wood are supplied.

Also available are gas stoves, flagpole, pioneering poles and various games.



On site there are two water taps. Toilet and shower block suitable for  disabled and a drying room.


Wet weather accommodation

The annexe comprises a camp store and a room 6.5m x 5m) with chairs    and tables.

It also has electricity, cold water, an electric water boiler and fridge-freezer.

If the holiday house is not booked the kitchen and hall may be used at a nominal cost by arrangement with the booking secretary.


Backwoodsman cooking

There is a designated area next to the car park which may be used for backswoodman cooking, also a sunken fireplace on the campsite for campfires. The barbecue in the garden may be used by campers by arrangement with Leaders using the holiday house.


 Photographs of the campsite can be viewed here


A great new campfire circle was opened by Dinah Faulds, Scottish County Commissioner on the 11th June 2011.  A commemorative plaque, in memory of Jennifer Adams,  was also unveiled.  Seating  for up to 100 members. It's ready for beautiful singing.


Newbigging flyer

The Newbigging flyer is available to download. Click here to download or alternatively click the image below:


Click here to download the Newbigging Flyer.


How to book

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