What's On @ South Newton?

Friends of South Newton Event

  • Thursday May 9th 2019 - 7.30pm - 9.30pm,
  • Lomas House
  • Chat, beetle, raffle, tea & coffee

All welcome, more details to follow!

Zorbs at South Newton

At South Newton we can provide a range of on-site facilities to provide fun and enjoyment for groups.

Qualified instructors offer Archery and Wall Climbing. We also have:

  • Zorbing
  • Geocaching
  • Orienteering
  • Photo Trail
  • Circus Skills equipment
  • Games equipment to suit all ages including Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga and Draughts 

Set in the countryside close to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, South Newton is just 20 miles from Glasgow and provides a perfect setting for groups of all sizes and ages to have fun with old friends and make new friends.

This estate, close to Kilmacolm village provides both indoor accommodation and outdoor camping opportunities. The centre offers a secluded, peaceful and idyllic setting for your adventure under canvas. With plenty of choices of activities on site and in the surrounding areas you’ll be spoilt for choice.

South Newton sign in woodsAnd, after a hectic day of activities, get the campfires blazing and look up to the stars – they are out of this world!
With very little light pollution, on a clear night you can see so many more stars than in the urban environment.


It is a great natural environment for groups to enjoy, and there are endless possibilities for things to do.

Have a look at the activities on offer and remember, you can also bring your own activities – there’s plenty of space!

Our campsite is fully equipped and is spread across our fields Muirshiel; Ardgowan and Langhouse.  We can provide tents, marquees, fire shelters and patrol boxes.  We can also provide a selection of cookers giving options for a variety of cooking methods (gas bottles are provided on site). Our woodshed is well stocked allowing you the added option of cooking on open fires.

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We have a wide a selection of tents ranging from 2 person up to 10 person.  There are portable tables for food preparation, eating and crafts.  We can also provide a portable flagpole and flag if you require it.

During your stay with us you can make use of Skye, an indoor area which can be used to provide shelter from harsh weather or simply a place to use for crafts or eating. 

The room has heating, a fridge, freezer, cooker and seating for approx. 36 people.

There are 2 sets of toilets, one with 3 toilets, 1 shower and wash-hand basins and the other with 3 toilets, 2 showers and wash-hand basin.  Both toilets have disabled access.

Water for use whilst camping is available from a tap in Ardgowan field.

Click here to book and check our availability. 

Accommodation @ South Newton

Girlguiding Renfrewshire are the owners of South Newton, our camp and training centre.

It consists of a converted traditional farm house which sleeps 22, a custom built, chalet-style house which sleeps 30 and a stone built bothy which sleeps 6.


DSC 6183The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse accommodates 22 people in dorms of 4, 8 and 10 – all bunk beds. All beds have a mattress protector, and pillow with protector.

There is a small bathroom upstairs with a shower and excellent wash facilities downstairs for the girls.

The house also has a dining room, lounge and fully equipped kitchen including cooker, microwave, urn, kettles, toasters, fridge and freezer.

IMG 0892There's electric heating throughout with additional coal fires in Dining Room and Lounge.

There is three toilets and a disabled Toilet plus 3 Showers, a leaders’ toilet and shower (upstairs).

The Upper Barn comes with the Farmhouse and can be used for additional space it also has two toilets and two sinks.



Lomas House

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Lomas House accommodates 30; four dorms for 6, one for 4 and one for 2 – all bunk beds. All

beds have a mattress protector, and pillow with protector.

Lomas House is ramped and is a single story building and is therefore more suitable for someone with a disability but all houses have access to a disabled toilet and shower.

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There is 3 toilets and a disabled Toilet along with 3 Showers, and a leaders’ toilet and shower.

Lomas has a lounge/dining area, a cloakroom and a fully equipped kitchen, including cooker, microwave, urn, kettles, toasters, fridge and freezer. There is electric heating throughout.



Lairds Loft

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Lairds Loft is a bothy style building which accommodates 6 people in 3 sets of bunks. All beds have a mattress protector/duvet and pillow with protector/pillowcase.

There is a small dining area, along with a small kitchen which includes a small equipped Kitchen, including mini two ring cooker/grill, urn, kettles, toaster and small fridge.

There is electric heating throughout.

Lairds Loft comes with the use of Clyde (formally known as the Upper Camp Toilets), which has two toilets, two showers and sinks.



50/50 Draw
Each subscription of £12 gives one chance to win a cash prize every month from September to August. The total contributions will be split each month 50 / 50 between the winning number and the County Training and Activity Centre at South Newton, Kilmacolm.
This will allow us to continue maintaining the premises to an even better standard. To have a chance of winning enrol NOW and encourage as many friends, guiders, former guiders and parents of girls to join too! 
The more that join the better. Anyone can enter at any time throughout the year by paying the pro-rata subscription.
Past Winners
Month Winner
March 2019 Corina Cameron
February 2019  Shona Pinkerton
January 2019 Elspeth Smith
December 2018 Mr Marshall
November 2018 Linda Findlay
October 2018
Jim Sim
September 2018 Dawn Ewington
August 2018 Julie Johnston 


Download an entry form here: 50 / 50 Entry Application