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Glenholm Centre Business Meeting Venue Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award AA 3 Star Guest House 

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The Glenholm Centre
By Biggar
Scottish Borders
ML12 6JF
01899 830408

The Old School
Information Technology
The Farm
Farmhouse Cooking
How to Get Here

Are you looking for a meeting place or retreat within easy reach of Edinburgh yet away from the disturbances of the office, where you can arrive unstressed by the rush hour traffic, and then conduct your meetings, discussions and training productively in a truly peaceful environment? Whether residential or non-residential, the Glenholm Centre may be just the place you need.

  'Burns Supper' during the MIM Workshop  View from Glenholm

The Centre can host business training, meetings, retreats and small conferences. For residential meetings we can accommodate up to 9 people (sharing rooms) on our premises but by utilising other accommodation in the area nearby, our capacity for business and catering purposes can be increased to 20. What better place to work while enjoying the hills, glens, nature and history of the upper Tweed valley?

Conference/Meeting Room Quilting at Glenholm

But your meeting need not be residential. Easily reachable from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and yet situated off the main road in the secluded Holms Water glen, the Glenholm Centre is ideal for a much needed day away or retreat from the office and provides a quality business venue where all of your needs will be taken care of.


The Old School

The Glenholm Centre’s training room is suitable for business training courses, meetings or presentations. It has even been put to good use for quilting weekends.

Converted from an old school, the room is designed with flexibility in mind. It can comfortably accommodate up to sixteen people for training and meetings, and also has capacity for up to 36 for more formal presentations. It is fully equipped with video and multimedia projection equipment capable for use with DVD player, video recorder or computer.

The room and toilet facilities are all fully accessible to wheel chair users. The room is also equipped with an induction loop facility to assist those with hearing aids. Please let us know if we can assist you with any other special requirements.

For residential meetings the lounge would also be at the disposal of the delegates.


Information Technology

A suite of computers with broadband Internet access enable IT training in the main training/meeting room. These computers run Windows XP but may be pre-configured to your own requirements. The Centre is also able to provide computer training in a range of applications if required.

For those with laptop computers, there is wireless access to the Internet throughout the accommodation, lounge and training room. Network sockets, providing access via the Glenholm Centre network to the Internet, also exist in the lounge and all guest bedrooms. An additional computer in the main building provides free Internet access to residents.

If required temporary Internet addresses can also be set up for each delegate, accepting forwarded e-mail during the visit and redirecting mail that arrives after they have left onto their own address.

The Glenholm Centre network is connected to the Internet using a fast 4 Megabit broadband (ADSL) connection.


The Farm

The Centre is surrounded by 1000 acres of upland sheep farm. Delegates are welcome to explore the farm and walk in the surrounding hills and enjoy viewing the abundant local wildlife.

As part of the Glenholm Wildlife Project four walks on the farm have been clearly waymarked and interpreted, a pond and hide have been established about a kilometre from the Centre and pictures from cameras sited at the pond can be controlled and viewed from the comfort of the Centre's lounge.



The Glenholm Centre offers three star (AA) rated guest house accommodation.

In the main building there are three comfortable twin or double-bedded rooms, each with en-suite shower and toilet, and equipped with colour television, video, DVD player, radio, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

One guest room is equipped for wheel-chair access and most of the centre is accessible with a wheel-chair. The Centre was awarded category 1 status by the Scottish Tourist Board indicating unassisted wheelchair access.

In an adjacent cottage are a further two twin bedded rooms configured as a suite with a separate shared bathroom. For more information see the accommodation page.


Farmhouse Cooking

The Glenholm Centre prides itself in providing farmhouse cooking at its best. Indeed the AA have recognised Fiona's exceptional cooking with awards for both a very special breakfast and dinner.

Morning coffee and afternoon tea are always served with home made scones, cakes and biscuits. Our dining room, with spectacular views up the glen, can cater for up to 24 seated, or 36 for a finger buffet. Vegetarian options are always a feature. Other dietary requirements can be met with advance warning.


How to Get Here

The Glenholm Centre is easily reachable by car. We are close to the A701 two miles south-west of Broughton. The A74 at Moffat is twenty miles to the south. However, if you are arriving by train or plane the nearest railway stations and airport are in Edinburgh. We will happily arrange transfers if requested. More detailed directions are available on a separate page.



For residential meetings the Centre is able to organise entertainment to suit the participants. In the past we have held ceilidhs within the Centre using a local Scottish dance band, we have arranged tours of the local brewery, and organised shopping and site-seeing excursions into Edinburgh and around the Scottish Borders. 

Our immediate neighbours, Bairds Wines, offer wine tasting from their wine centre.

archery at Glenholm ceilidh at Glenholm

In addition there is always plenty to see and do in and around Glenholm.


Rates 2010

Room Hire (per day - includes use of projection equipment)


Computer Hire (per computer per day) £20.00
Lunch, Tea and Coffee (per person per day) £15.00
Evening Meal  (per person as part of a meeting/workshop)


Accommodation Rates


  • The Centre can accommodate nine people sharing or five in single rooms (three with ensuite shower and toilet and two sharing a bathroom). Additional accommodation may be sourced locally and transport arranged to and from the Glenholm Centre.

  • The above rates do not include transport, entertainment or administrative costs involved in organising the event should this be required. Please contact us to enquire further.