SU Scotland and Alltnacriche

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About Alltnacriche

A Christian outdoor activity centre

Alltnacriche is SU Scotland’s outdoor activity centre in the heart of the Cairngorms. Built in 1900, the buildings were originally a holiday home for German-born composer George Henschel. Alltnacriche was acquired by SU Scotland in September 1987. We opened in 1988 and since then have worked to develop our facilities and outdoor activity provision.

People of all ages come to stay. You can book the centre for your group and use it as a base to explore the area, take part in a full-on outdoor activity programme or just bring your group to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

As well as hosting SU Scotland events, Alltnacriche is now used by schools, youth groups and churches. We invest in training, discipleship and equipping and are passionate about helping all who come to the centre to discover, learn and grow, rest and refresh or do a bit of both!

We’d love to get to know you and our group! CONTACT US HERE

About SU Scotland

Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

As a Christian charity we are part of the worldwide family of Scripture Union movements that began nearly 150 years ago and now operates in over 120 countries across the world. In Scotland around 2,000 volunteers are supported by over 100 staff and associate workers.

We work in partnership with local churches wherever we can, training, equipping, and working with children and young people. Wherever you find children and young people – in schools, on holiday, in local communities or online – you’ll find us providing opportunities to explore the Bible and respond to the significance of Jesus whilst making friends and having fun.

Find out more here SU Scotland



Come and Stay!

Come for the Weekend, or anytime for that matter!

If you are looking for the right venue for your youth group, church weekend, family getaway, training event or similar then Alltnacriche could be just the place.

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Come with School!

Weekdays in term-time and Alltnacriche is busy with CLASSROOM OUTDOORS. We offer activity days and run residential events for primary and secondary schools tailored to Curriculum for Excellence and are passionate about outdoor learning.

Find out more HERE.

Classroom Outdoors

Come in the Holidays

During the school holidays, Alltnacriche is home to SU Holidays. There are loads of activities on and offsite.  All of them are great fun, and that’s not just us saying that! SU also run a number of weekends throughout the year.

Find out more HERE

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"During the day we were exploring some themes around how amazing God’s creation is, so this was the perfect spot to appreciate it all."

Simeon Ewing, Hilton Church