Welcome

 
Thank you for visiting! Here is a slide show of some places that you can reach by car from the Centre (journey times are 10 minutes to one hour). To see images of the Centre, please go to the Gallery.

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In these pages you will be able to find out more about the Saint Michael Centre in Tomintoul – a residential centre operated by the RC Diocese of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Tomintoul is a small village on the rim of the Cairngorm Plateau, within the National Park. It is easily accessed by road from Perth (2 hours), Inverness (1 hour), and Aberdeen (1.5 hours). The nearest train station is in Aviemore (a 45 minute car journey away). Most groups bring their own transport. Public transport in this area is limited.

The main block at Saint Michael’s is a former convent. Sisters of Mercy were engaged in pastoral work throughout the surrounding area over many generations. The convent closed in the 1960s. The building has been used for its current purpose since the 1970s. It’s a happy place. Always has been