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Speyside Trust Badaguish Centre is a place where you can explore and develop new and exciting skills in safety, amidst the superb forest and mountain scenery of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It is committed to Access for All and to programmes and facilities which offer equal opportunities in an integrated setting.

We offer:    
  • Accommodation in many combinations to suit organised groups, clubs, schools, youth organisations and families.
  • A wide range of group outdoor activities led by nationally qualified instructors.
  • A secluded, ideally placed setting for activities in Glenmore Forest.
We are:
  • A Charitable Trust providing a special service to people with disabilities, including a fully staffed programme and purpose built Activity Holiday Unit which people with disabilities can visit unaccompanied (24-hr respite care).
  • Registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide residential care for people with disabilities.
  • Operating within nationally accepted Care and Safety Guidelines.
Accommodation at Badaguish in luxury lodges, wigwams or camping


Speyside Trust, Badaguish Centre is a small independent charity helping children and adults with learning difficulties needing additional care and support - they love the challenge of the outdoors too! The Trust badly needs funds to further develop its respite care activity holidays and work experience/vocational training programmes. Visitors are always welcome at Badaguish - just drop in or give us a call and we will be happy to give you more information or show you around the Centre.
  • Volunteer and help at the Centre by working as an individual within the Care Team
  • Take part in/ help out at our annual charity sporting events: Corrieyairack Challenge, Youth Outdoor Challenge, or Aviemore Half Marathon & 10K For All
  • Make a donation - We rely totally on the generosity of those who believe in what we are seeking to do. We are grateful to all who encourage us, work with us and give us financial support. It's simple to make either a one-off or monthly donation using the link on the right or telephone Dylis on + 44 (0) 1479 861285 or print off our Gift Aid Form
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Executive Director Service Manager Accommodation Bookings Care Manager
andrew.m@badaguish.org silvie.m@badaguish.org jasmine.l@badaguish.org rhona.g@badaguish.org
Andrew MacKenzie, Executive Director Silvie Mackenzie, Care Manager

Carer/Activity Leader Carer/Activity Leader Carer/Activity Leader  


As a volunteer you are expected to be a responsible employee and to carry out duties and working hours as agreed with the Care Manager. These are 5 days/week with 2 days off (may or may not be in the same week or consecutive, but can be taken in a block by arrangement).
Full board (on working days) and lodging are provided plus £30.00 pocket money per week. Accommodation is in caravans - short term volunteers may have to share. There is a laundry on site for your use. You must be completely independent, able and willing to look after yourself in all respects during your stay, especially on days off.

SHORT TERM VOLUNTEERS (1-4 weeks) will work under the supervision of Centre staff with our own respite care activity holidays for children and adults with mainly mental/multiple handicap.

LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS (4 or more weeks) may also be assigned other campsite duties.

In both situations you are an Assistant to the Group Leaders and may be required to help in all aspects of the camp, ie direct care, activities on and off site, general upkeep of Centre facilities, domestic duties, (cooking, cleaning, laundry etc.). When assisting group leaders and participating in activities your personal pleasure comes second (if at all!) to ensuring the participation and enjoyment for each other member of the group. This is NOT easy. It requires observation and attention to ALL members of a group.

You are expected to display appropriate conduct, beneficial to campers and the Centre, both on and off-site. As a resident you will be observed both on and off duty.

Click here for an application form or email rhona.g@badaguish.org

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