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Ellel Scotland is based at Blairmore House, which is nestled in the stunning Highland countryside. It’s a much loved venue because of its isolation from the world, yet insulated with God’s love, care and peace for those who come here. It’s a place of safety and refuge for the hurting and as well a popular centre of training for those seeking keys in deeper healing prayer ministry, such as our 20-day course, IMPACT. You will also find here our Explore course, which unlike other Ellel centres, is run over three 5-day courses (not weekends).

Welcome

Blairmore House truly is a place set apart by God, and we believe with all our heart that He is fulfilling a Kingdom purpose with us in these urgent days. As an Ellel Centre we are committed to welcoming, teaching and praying for healing as the Lord has commissioned us. In addition we feel that Blairmore is a strategic place for rest, for intercession, for Israel, for leaders and for deep healing. As you browse this page, we invite you to do so prayerfully as God might be drawing you here to meet with you in a deep and personal way. Our team would love to welcome you here and be part of what God is doing in your life. Hope to see you soon!

Our History


Ellel Scotland has found its home at Blairmore House, a stately property nestled in the North-East of Scotland’s stunning countryside. Built originally as a family home by a local laird back in 1884 it was lovingly restored to its original beauty in the 1990s by a business man, after having been a boarding school. It was as if God’s care and attention went into the very fabric of the premises – so many guests comment how the Lord has touched their hearts through the unique nature of the house.

Blairmore is hidden away in a beautiful 26-acre property with gardens and mixed woodlands. The restful setting makes for feeling like you are safely hidden away; safe to come to God just as you are, whoever you are! God invites us, “Arise… come with me…in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice.” (Song of Songs 2:13-14)

Many people tell us that they feel as if at Blairmore there is an open heaven, a place to pray and hear from the Lord; we hope and pray that will be your experience too.

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About Scotland's Courses & Events


Ellel Scotland offers a uniquely intimate and warm environment that is ideally suited to holiday & ministry retreats and courses that focus on deeper healing ministry. For those who have been on Healing Retreats already, you are welcome to attend one of our Breaking through to Healing courses, which are aimed at taking your healing journey forward another significant step. Similar courses include Bridge from the Head to the Heart, which offers powerful ways to healing through creativity.

Retreats in Scotland are different to those in other centres – discover our Inspirational Weeks, which offer walking and creative holidays. Our Still Water retreats are popular times of personal devotion and contemplation in our tranquil surroundings. As well as retreats, we also run free day events,

For longer courses, we run IMPACT, Ellel’s most compressed course that runs 20-days, communicating the core principles of the healing ministry. Explore is another fantastic opportunity to spend time with us as you deepen your relationship with the Lord.

The Highlands of Scotland is an ideal place to retreat to, and receive from the Lord. See below for more details on our longer and shorter courses – Ellel Scotland is sure to have a course to suit you, whatever point you are at on your Christian journey.

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Our Longer Courses

Our two main longer term courses are Impact that lasts 20-days, and Explore, which instead of being run over weekends (as per centres in England), are taught in three 5-day courses. It’s a great way to complete Explore quickly, if that’s your preference. Impact is ideal for those that need a crash course in all of Ellel Ministries’ core teaching subjects. Scotland also invites 18-25’s for Undivided, which is Ellel’s young adult gap-year programme. It’s a superb opportunity to serve, receive teaching, and be mentored in discipleship.

IMPACT

Impact is a 20 day concentrated programme of teaching and practical ministry experience, designed to better equip you to fulfil Jesus’ commission to bring healing to others, as well as to experience greater personal wholeness in your own life.

It is primarily designed for those who want to be further equipped to minister to people in need of the healing touch of Jesus. Often popular with pastors and leaders, this course requires a good level of Christian maturity to make the most of the concentrated teaching schedule and practical workshops.

EXPLORE

At Ellel Scotland, Explore is a series of three longer 5-day events (rather than weekends, which our other centres offer) designed to train and equip God’s people through a journey of learning, understanding and personal transformation.

Explore is ideal for those who would like a training course spread across a whole year (with an option to do a second year’s course), enabling you to enjoy rich fellowship with new friends, discover and apply healing principles in your life and that of others, and grow in a deeper understanding of your personal relationship with God. The core aims of the course are to envision your walk with the Lord, grow your spiritual gifts, cleanse and heal past and present wounds in your life and help prepare your next steps in what God has for your life. Between each course you will have the time to use your Explore teaching notes and journal and apply those truths, reflecting on each step of your journey. It’s a thrilling spiritual journey and we think you will love it!

UNDIVIDED 18-25’S GAP YEAR

At Ellel Pierrepont we run Undivided, which is an amazing year-long opportunity for 18-25’s to set themselves apart for a year to serve others in Christian ministry, receive life-shaping biblical teaching and enjoy fun and fellowship with new friends from around the world! If you are passionate about Jesus, long to live for Him with an undivided heart and want to share His life-transforming love with others, this is for you.

The program is completely free and will be an unforgettable experience. For those that join, you will be part of an exciting spiritual adventure, growing your faith, nurturing your spiritual and practical gifting and will be actively expressing your Christian life in very real ways. Alongside group bible studies, prayer times and recreation, there will also be many opportunities to serve, including worship times, house duties, maintenance, cooking, administration and media. Here at Ellel Pierrepont, the Undivided team will be given our popular Explore teaching, which will set strong Biblical foundations for your future.

Our Shorter Courses

From free 1-day courses to week long retreat events, Ellel Scotland offers a host of opportunities to discover new teaching and receive refreshment from the Lord allowing you to connect deeper with Him. Time away at Blairmore House also offers often precious times of fellowship with other believers on the same journey of faith, healing and training. See the below tabs for more information.

Retreats

1-8 Day Courses

Free Days

All our centres hold potentially life-changing Healing Retreat opportunities that are free for those seeking answers to issues in their lives that are unresolvable.

For more details see our Retreats section.

Ellel Scotland also run a number of other specialist retreat opportunities designed to help you resolve deep personal burdens or just offer refreshment:

  • Operation Blairmore:
    This is 12-days of healing and restoration for specifically pastors and leaders that feel either burnt out, wounded or just need refreshment. It gives opportunity to Christian leaders to withdraw for a while from the coal face of their ministry and confidentially do business with God, find rest and be re-envisioned.
  • Still Waters Personal Retreat:
    A perfect antidote to life’s constant demands. There is no programme of events or heavy teaching schedule, only a gentle devotional over breakfast times and a short teaching by the fireside each evening. The rest of the day is free for you to focus on God, to listen to His voice and to enjoy some relaxing time to yourself.

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About Your Stay


In Isaiah 55, the Lord extends His invitation: “Come to Me… Listen… and Seek the Lord and His ways.”

The programmes we offer facilitates you doing just that – to come to Him, meet with Him and find out more how He wants to move in your life. We have seen countless people come in struggling and leave with a smile on their face and a spring in their step! Wherever you are at and however you might feel, God can meet with you here.

The invitation to join is there and we are waiting for you to come!

Blairmore house was the right place for a needed time of rest – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. With its quietness, peaceful atmosphere and environment. It’s a place of deep care and genuine concern, a place of freedom.


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Getting to Know Us

Accommodation Options

What to Expect on our Courses

Ellel Scotland Leadership

Peter Brokaar

Ellel Scotland

Peter Brokaar

Ellel Scotland

Centre Director, Ellel Scotland

Executive Leader, United Kingdom

Peter Brokaar is Centre Director for Ellel Scotland and part of Ellel’s Executive Leadership. He was born and raised in the Netherlands, and after having married Liz (from USA) in 2004 God called them both to serve at Ellel Scotland in 2005.

Peter writes, “being at Blairmore House has been an incredible blessing and hugely formative for me, especially as the emphasis on the work here has resonated deeply in my own heart. Getting to know God better, learning to walk alongside others, pressing into prayer & intercession and developing a heart for Israel have all been part of this journey.”

Peter & Liz live in Scotland with their 3 children and are all active in the great outdoors, with trail running and surfing being Peter’s main outdoor hobbies. He also love’s books as well as cooking.

Lindsey Hanekom

United Kingdom

Lindsey Hanekom

United Kingdom

Ministry Practice Director, United Kingdom

Executive Leadership, United Kingdom

Lindsey has been involved with Ellel Ministries from the early days and has worked at all the UK Centres in varying roles.  In 2003, after a few years break from the ministry, Lindsey and her husband, Johann, joined the team at Ellel Scotland where they have settled with their two children, Kyle and Zoe.

Lindsey has become an established and passionate teacher within the ministry and loves sharing God’s heart in a down to earth and relevant way.  Lindsey has a heart for the deeply broken and those that others would easily give up on, as well as seeing ministry team develop and grow in their own giftings and service within Ellel.

Outside of work, Lindsey loves the natural world, particularly the ocean where she loves to scuba dive and is a trained medic for marine mammals.  She enjoys watching and coaching cricket, loves swimming, likes long walks in the countryside, and sometimes attempts fly fishing.

Support by Giving


Ellel Scotland, like all other Ellel centres relies on the free-will giving of God’s people to support the ministry. This giving enables us to continue offering personal prayer ministry free of charge to those in need and so with each gift comes the potential for a changed life! Our centres also need regular maintenance and sometimes significant projects are required to enable us to keep going with the vision God has given us. If you would like to specifically financially support the Ellel Scotland centre please use this simple form. Alternatively please send a cheque payable to ‘Ellel Ministries’ to the address shown in the ‘Contact’ section of this page. Thank you for your support.

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Getting Here and Other Details


Finding Us

Ellel Scotland is set in the village of Glass, which is 45 miles west of Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. Its nearest town is Huntly.

Ellel Scotland
Blairmore House
Glass, Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB54 4XH
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1466 799102
info.scotland@ellel.org

Flying

Road

Rail & Taxi

Our nearest international airport is Aberdeen (ABZ), which is 45 miles away. From there you can take a taxi to the local train station, Aberdeen Dyce, and take a train to Huntly, the closest town.

Facilities

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Accommodation

When booking an event at Blairmore,
there are two options for accommodation,
Premium and Standard.

All rooms at Blairmore are 2-3 person sharing and en-suite.  Premium accommodation is more expensive due to the high-quality standard of the rooms, which were lovingly restored with antiques; standard accommodation is more simply renovated in a modern style.

Do contact us if you have any query about staying at Blairmore House.

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Meals & Drinks

Our kitchen team are passionate about making delicious, nutritious meals for our guests. We are able to cater for some special medical diets if you give us notice on booking and liaise with us.

Meal times are typically:
Breakfast 8.45am
Lunch 12.45pm
Evening Meal 6.00pm.

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Reception

We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any problems or questions you may have.

It is generally open week days 9.00am- 5.00pm.

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Car Parking

We have a car park in front of the house for all our guests.  Feel free to unload at reception before parking (all cars are parked at your own risk).

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Disabled Access

We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability.

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Internet

Free WiFi internet access is available by reception in the house.

Plan Your Stay

Walking Week, North Sea Coast

Blairmore House is situated amongst stunning scenery, with rivers, lochs, mountains and coastland all within easy reach. It makes it an ideal destination for our walking and creative retreats. The coast is 25 miles north to Blairmore House, about 45 minutes drive.

Balmoral

Balmoral Castle was owned by Queen Victoria and is now the private property of  Queen Elizabeth II. She resides there each summer. When the Queen is away, the castle is open to receive tourist guests. Balmoral is 50 miles south of Blairmore House, and about 1.5 hr drive away.

Cairngorm Mountains

The Cairngorms are a wild mountain range in the eastern highlands of Scotland. They are a National Park, and offer stunning scenery, hiking and skiing adventures. Aviemore town is a hub of winter sport activity when the snow arrives, having its own ski resort.

Blairmore House

There is plenty of beautiful scenery on the doorstep of Blairmore House, with woodland paths around our own grounds, or nearby walks just a short drive away.

Contact Ellel Scotland


Address:

Ellel Scotland
Blairmore House
Glass, Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB54 4XH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1466 799102
Email: info.scotland@ellel.org


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