South Newton

The heart of our county

Set in the beautiful Renfrewshire countryside, South Newton is Girlguiding Renfrewshire’s camp and training centre. This is a safe and peaceful site for youth group training and activity holidays. Hire is available to Girlguiding units, other charities and like minded groups for day visits, overnights, weekends or longer self-catering courses and holiday camps.

The self-catering accommodation consisting of two houses of 22 or 30 bunks, a 6 bed bothy and two fully equipped camping fields all with modern plumbed toilets and showers. You can book one unit or the whole site.

South Newton’s two large campsites are available fully equipped or you can bring your own canvas. There are toilet blocks for each site with hot water and showers.



Indoor Accomodation


Outdoor Accomodation

Our Spaces

  • Sleeps 22
  • Group dorms
  • Catering kitchen
  • Activity room/LCD projector and screen
  • Fields and campfire circle
  • Free access to self led activities and games
  • Enclosed garden
  • Free wifi and phone calls
  • Sleeps 30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dining room/activity room
  • Catering kitchen
  • Patrol sized dorms
  • Access to fields and campfire circle
  • Free access to self led activities and games
  • Free wifi and phone calls
  • Sleeps 6
  • Studio layout
  • Kitchen area
  • Fields and campfire circle
  • Free access to self led activities and games
  • Free phone calls
  • Perfect for Rangers
  • Two large campsites
  • COVID Secure day visits
  • Toilets with hot and cold water
  • Indoor and outdoor cooking equipment available
  • Wet weather shelters with fridge, freezer, and cooker
  • Tents provided if required
  • Gas or traditional wood cooking
  • Free self-led activities and games

Outdoor Archery

Be a sharp shooter with our team of GNAS qualified leaders

Indoor Climbing

Reach new heights with our team of Girlguiding qualified climbing instructors

Fun Campfires

Dedicated space to cook outdoors and roast some marshmallows


We have a range of outdoor activities from zorbs, a photo trail, traversing wall, and more!

In the area...

We are close to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, which includes bike hire and watersports

Friends of South Newton

By becoming a Friend of South Newton you can help support our county camp & training centre and keep in touch with old friends at our annual meeting and from our newsletters.

Subscription is only £5 per annum.

50/50 Draw

For an entry fee of £1 per month, paid annually, gives one entry to a cash prize draw each month. The total contributions are split each month between the winning number (50%) and South Newton and the County (50%).

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