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The Bield at Blackruthven
Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1PY

Bield is a resonant old Scottish word rich in meaning.  It may describe a physical place of shelter and refuge, a pleasant environment of protection and rest.  It can also express such activities as ‘to nurture’ and ‘succour’, ‘to embolden’ and ‘encourage’.  Each of these meanings suggests a facet of life at the Bield at Blackruthven to which you are warmly welcomed.

Rooted in Ignatian spiritual practices we offer a rich programme of events, quiet days, courses and retreats. You are welcome to arrange an individually guided retreat at any time – we offer a variety of patterns up to 8 days and also offer on-going Spiritual direction.

If you like a quiet place for rest and relaxation, for prayer, or retreat you’ll find Blackruthven an inviting setting with extensive,varied and beautiful grounds with many walks and much to offer in the creative spaces of the Steading, walled garden, swimming pool, art space and Smallholding  Individuals or couples, families, or groups are welcome for day visits or longer stays. The Gate Lodge is also available for self-catering guests who wish to stay for more than three nights.

Reflective Living Programme  2017 at The Bield

Reflective Living Flyer (WORD)

The Bield Report 2016 (PDF)

For more information see the website.


Regional Reports 2016

EG Garden Cottage Report 2016  (PDF)

Fife Report 2016 (PDF)




Perthshire Regional Report 2015 (PDF)