26 - 31 Aug 2024
Five Day Event
Monday - Saturday
Welcome to Ellel Scotland’s week-long edition of Explore. This event includes courses A1-A3. Vital teaching will be shared which both lays a foundation for the rest of the Explore journey but also gives understanding about key areas related to healing and discipleship.
The three courses included in this event cover the foundations of our faith, our need for healing and God’s heart to restore. We will also look deeply at what it means to truly know God rather than just knowing about Him. And finally, the profound area of forgiveness will be looked at and how this can bring radical transformation to our lives.
Only our centre in Scotland offers Explore courses over a week-long event, fitting three Explore courses in a week. Our other UK centres offers individual Explore courses over the convenience of shorter weekends.
This course is part of our exciting Explore programme. You can join any Explore course individually, but to receive the full experience we recommend you register for the entire series of this life-transforming programme.
EXPLORE IS FOR ANYONE WHO…
…desires a deeper, closer and more meaningful relationship with God
…knows there are issues in their life which are holding them back
…wants to understand God’s plan for their own life so they can walk in it
…wants to grow in their understanding of healing so that they can help others
Ellel Scotland’s week-long Explore event includes the teaching from the following three courses:
Living the Christian life offers us many promises, yet we can easily feel stuck or dry in our relationship with God. We can look at others who seem to be thriving and feel bad because we can’t overcome our personal life issues.
This course is all about hope. Hope for freedom from the past and hope for abundant life in the future.
It answers life’s foundational questions from a solid biblical perspective as we look at the sweep of history from the early days in Genesis until the Lord’s return in Revelation. We will understand better how humankind got to be in such a mess, God’s amazing rescue plan for each one of us, and the promise of an abundant life in the midst of it all.
The teaching will look at possible roots of issues in our lives, explore God’s passionate heart to heal, how that was expressed through the life of Jesus and how He is still the God who heals!
The following topics will be covered:
It is an amazing truth that God wants us to truly know Him – not just to know about Him. Many of us would say we long for a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God but we can struggle to know how to attain this.
This course explores the beauty and depth of God’s true character and nature, bringing understanding to the fulness of who He really is, the majestically awesome King and yet so very personal at the same time.
As we explore the truth of who He is, the teaching aims to expose any distorted views of God we may hold and how they can prevent us from experiencing the deep and intimate relationship our Heavenly Father yearns to have with each one of us.
Through coming to know more of God, the victory through Christ and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, we can experience God in a new way: deeper, more personal, unshakable and eternal.
The following topics will be covered:
When Jesus spoke from the Cross, “Father forgive them”, He released to humankind an immensely powerful key for restoration from the bondage of pain from the past. For true freedom we need not only to receive God’s forgiveness for our own sinful actions, but we need to extend forgiveness to all those who have hurt us, however difficult this may be.
Unlocking this pivotal Kingdom principle, this course we will explore the damage caused when there is unforgiveness, judgement and bitterness in our hearts and how to face the many challenges of applying this key to the painful areas of our lives. Breaking the subject down into four main principles and looking at each one will highlight just how central a topic this is to our wellbeing, not just spiritually, but how it can also affect us emotionally and even physically.
Throughout the course there will be personal times with God for Him to bring conviction, healing and restoration from the damage that unforgiveness can inflict upon you, unlocking a pathway to true and sustained healing.
The following topics will be covered:
I opened up my heart, the Lord came and ministered healing to me. This was just the beginning as the Holy Spirit continued to bring comfort and to release me from that deep inner pain that I had lived with for so long, and in that I also received my healing physically.
When Jesus spoke, it touched all generations, all personalities and all cultures. It is the same today! The teaching on our courses is primarily grounded in biblical truth and also includes lessons learned from ministering to people over many years.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12, ESV
The teachers on our events have all experienced God’s healing in their lives and are walking their own journey of daily transformation with the Lord. It is out of that journey that they are passionate to share the same life-changing truths with you! With a breadth of different backgrounds and teaching styles, our teachers bring deep ministry experience coupled with strong biblical foundations to deliver a clear journey of learning. They will encourage you to find Christ’s healing, freedom and passion and share with those whom God calls you to minister.
To find out more about our beliefs please check out our About Us page.
When you arrive at the centre you will be welcomed at reception where you can check-in. You will be given the teaching notes for the course you are attending (notes may not be included for some shorter courses) along with any other materials that are relevant to the event. If you are staying residentially you will also be given your room key and be shown to your accommodation.
All of our events include times of worship followed by biblically-based teaching sessions that normally last for up to an hour each. Plenty of coffee, tea and biscuits are available during the breaks and delicious home-cooked food* is served during the meal times.
Time is also made available on each course for those who want to respond to the teaching and receive prayer from our ministry team. This is done in the group setting.
Our team are always around to help with any questions or concerns you might have during your time with us.
Every course has a slightly different emphasis, so times available for prayer ministry vary – some courses include more intensive teaching while others allow more time for reflection and practical ministry.
* We aim to provide a healthy and freshly prepared meal to a set menu. However if you require a specific medical diet please inform us of this at the time of booking.
Very solid teaching, Bible-based, well formulated, shared in a way that builds faith.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
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.
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:
Evening Meal 6.00pm.
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.
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).
We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability.
Free WiFi internet access is available by reception in the house.
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.
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.
From Aberdeen take the A96 (signposted Inverness) and turn off at Huntly onto the A920 (signposted to Dufftown). Drive about 6 miles from the A96, turn left down the drive signposted “Glass Church & Blairmore House” which leads into the front drive of Blairmore. Driving time from Aberdeen is about 60 minutes.
From the A95 at Charlestown take the A941 to Dufftown and then the A920 for about 5 miles. Take the first right turn (signposted “Glass Church & Blairmore House” which leads into the front drive. For Sat Nav use our post code – AB54 4XH. The Sat Nav will take people to our back driveway, so please follow the signposts.
Our nearest bus stop is in Huntly. We collect guests from The Square, in Huntly at 16.10 on the first day of any event. Please notify the office if you want to be added to the list.
Our nearest train station is Huntly (7 miles away). We collect guests from Huntly at 16.20 on the first day of any event. Please notify the office if you want to be added to the list.
Local taxis are occasionally available to and from Blairmore. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required. Pre-booking is suggested as availability is varied.
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 Castle was owned by Queen Victoria and is now the private property of the Royal Family. The late Queen Elizabeth was especially fond of visiting each summer. When the Royal Family 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.
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.
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.