Daviot Campsite

is the property of Gordon District and is the only District owned campsite. It is located 350 metres north of Daviot village and can be found at:

Map reference: NJ747288 (OS Sheet 38). Postcode: AB51 0JF W3W:

For bookings, email:

The site itself is set in a fairly secluded 9 acres of rough woodland and is withing a short drive from Bennachie (a local hill), the towns of Inverurie and Oldmeldrum and about 40 minutes from the city of Aberdeen. There is a train station in Inverurie that links to Aberdeen to the south and to Inverness on the north.

The site features:

A main hall (approx. 30' x 20') with electicity on a meter (£1 or £2 coins required)

Toilet and single shower room (fully accessable)

A small room for food preparation

A small kitchen with hot water, sinks, fridge, microwave, kettle and an commercial electric oven with utensils

8 individual patrol camping areas each with a wooden dining shelter and fire pit

Solid path round site

Running water from push-taps around the site

Outdoor toilets

A large main campfire circle

30m level field, with archery butts

There are no organised activities on site, however there are pioneering poles for use of visiting groups, a sandpit area that is suitable for building bridges over, an obstacle course, crate climbing facility, a ready-made bivoac shelter, a flagpole, a play fort, an outdoor oven. Other pieces of equipment, games etc. are available on request and are shown on the Equipment page. There are usually sutable qualified leaders available to run archery sessions but please ask in plenty time (not guaranteed).

Price on request.

Haddo Campsite

is run by 1st Methlick Scout Group and can be found beside Haddo House, a Natiional Trust property. The site has two levels and part of the pheasantry building.

In the building there are 2 rooms available, a kitchen/food prep room and a sitting room. In the sitting room is a wood fire, and some sofas where the leaders of groups can chill out in an evening after the young people are bedded and plan their following days activities. In the kitchen there is a large larder fridge, a wee freezer, an urn, a kettle, microwave and a small cooker. Please note no tables and benches are supplied, and campers should be self sufficient with these.

Bookings for the site are made via the email address, sending in the booking form. Bookings are strictly on a first come basis, and are in the main exclusive to the hiree. On some occasions there needs to be a double up of different groups campers, however this is generally avoided where possible. Please note there may be other activities ongoing in the park, and there will also be the general public enjoying a walk there too.

The site is now only available from 1st March to 31st October, to allow it to recover over the winter months. Please note bookings open for the 2020 season on 01-Nov-2018

The Warden and Booking Officer will do everything they can to help with your stay.

More details are available here.

Templars Campsite

is owned by Aberdeen Scouts and is located west of Aberdeen near Maryculter. More details are available here.

Deskford Campsite

is owned be Moray Scouts and is located not too far south of the beautiful village of Cullen. More details can be found here.

Fordell Firs, Auchengillan & Meggernie Centres

Scouts Scotland operate three main centres with a huge amount of varied facilities. For more deails click here.