Abernethy Trust Limited

Abernethy Trust Limited

Charity information

Abernethy Trust Limited

For 45 years, Abernethy has been a leading provider of outdoors experiences for young people in Scotland. We operate four residential centres and bunkhouse and welcome over 12,000 guests a year.

Most of work is with school groups (P6 & P7) but during weekends and school holidays we also open our doors to church, older youth, underprivileged and vulnerable people groups, and run several independent Christian holiday camps.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    Our work is focused on two key areas: Mission and Evangelism.

    We are missional in that we provide quality outdoors experiences for young people in Scotland, where individuals are inspired, uplifted, encouraged and given space to grow. We are evangelistic in that we educate young people on the Christian faith through our evening ‘Explore’ sessions which also meet the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence Religious Observance criteria.

    About 70% of our guests are 'un-churched' so this serves as one of the few opportunities they may have, to hear about Jesus and see what ‘Christian Community’ in action, looks like.

    In all that we do we aim to be a place where young people can come away, be refreshed and try new things in a safe environment. We aim to give our guests space from their 24/7 lifestyles and an opportunity to connect with the people and places around them, on a deeper level.

    All our staff our committed to seeing positive change in the young people we serve and it’s that passion that sets us apart from other outdoor providers.

  • Aims

    Abernethy Trust Limited aims to:

    • Provide Exceptional Outdoor Adventure Experiences
    • Encourage an Environment of Learning & Personal Development
    • Educate Young People on the Christian Faith (in accordance with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Religious Observance Criteria)
  • Overview

    Established: October 1971

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 104

    Part time staff: 17

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 01479821279

    Address: Abernethy Trust PH25 3ED

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