Welcome to the Bield at Blackruthven. If you would like a place for rest and relaxation, or for prayer, reflection and healing, you'll find the Bield at Blackruthven an inviting setting.

Individuals or couples, families or groups are welcome for day visits or longer residential stays.

Welcome to the Bield Retreat and Conference Centre

"Bield" is a resonant old Scottish word rich in meaning.

It may describe a physical place of shelter and refuge, a pleasant environment of protection and rest. It can also express such activities as

to nurture and succour

to embolden and encourage

To read more about the ethos of the Bield click here

We are open Tuesday to Friday and every alternate weekend.

We are closed every Monday and on Sunday nights.

To view our Open/Closed Calendar to check when we are open or closed click here

The Bield at Blackruthven was set up in 1997 to be a centre for Christian Spirituality, retreat, healing and meetings in the widest sense of the word.


We are a recognized Scottish Charity (SC 027462)

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