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
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!
Fully equipped for 24 girls plus 6 leaders, the house offers the
Large Hall - for all activities and dining, furnished with
tables and chairs.
There is use of a
Kitchen - all electric and well equipped for 30 people with
domestic and catering cookers, fridge freezer
Girls - 3 dormitories each sleeping 8 (bunk beds)
Leaders - 1 room
sleeping 4 (bunk beds) and
1 room sleeping 2
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
Available for the use of campers in an emergency.
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
Photos of the
holiday house can be viewed
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
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
campsite extends to 3 acres and enjoys uninterrupted views of the Sidlaws.
can be used either equipped or unequipped.
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).
is available for 5 patrols as well as for central cooking. Fire
shelters, alter fires and wood are supplied.
Also available are
stoves, flagpole, pioneering poles and various games.
site there are two water taps. Toilet and shower block suitable
for disabled and a drying room.
Wet weather accommodation
annexe comprises a camp store and a room 6.5m x 5m) with chairs and tables.
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
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.
the campsite can be viewed
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.
The Newbigging flyer is available to download. Click here to download or alternatively click the image below:
How to book
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