Hello and welcome to St. Bride’s Centre!

Nestled in the heart of the Douglas Valley, St. Bride’s is the perfect venue for almost anything you can think of.

We offer a variety of spaces and facilities for community groups, businesses and private individuals. Whether you're looking for flexible business space, a venue for corporate or social events, community meeting space or even a fabulous setting for a civil ceremony or wedding reception we're confident that, whatever your needs, St. Bride's will rise to the occasion.

We aim to offer a high quality service and, most importantly, the warmest of welcomes! St. Bride’s was the subject of a £1.2M investment project in 2012 which saw the former school transformed to meet the needs of our catchment population and this vital community asset preserved for future generations. The facility is now a fabulous resource boasting flexible, contemporary spaces designed to meet the 21st Century requirements of our customers.  

We like our coffee at St. Bride’s and central to the facility is The Café. This is a training facility operated by The Coalyard in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council's Social Work Resource. In addition to operating as a functioning cafe it provides work experience and accredited training for adults with additional support needs. Pop in for a freshly ground coffee or a light lunch at any time.  

Our core business is providing a range of activity, fitness and training programmes on an on-going basis, aiming to maximise the potential of St. Bride’s in tackling employment barriers and health inequality. We hope the activities which we use the facility to deliver will play a pivotal role in ensuring the social, economic and environmental sustainability of our small rural village. Come on in and join us!

  • Latest News & Events

    April 2017

    Easter Opening Hours: We are open as usual on Saturday and Sunday but will be closed on the public holidays

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  • December 2016

    Job Vacancy: Douglas St Brides Community Group wishes to recruit a part-time weekend Hall Keeper.

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  • November 2016

    Stained Glass Workshop Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November 2016 10.00am – 4.30pm

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We have a number of flexible spaces available for social and business use.

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Join The Gym

Our state of the art fitness suite is at the heart of our fitness and activity programmes.

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Yoga Every Tuesday

We have a wide-ranging programme of classes & activities for all ages.

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this website is funded by south lanarkshire rural communities trust

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Managed by Douglas St Bride’s Community Group

St Bride’s Centre, Braehead Douglas ML11 0PT
tel: 01555 850019; email: sayhello

Website design Miles A.Cruickshank  

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