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It’s always exciting to be involved in something new and see it grow, develop, and flourish. This is an amazing opportunity to be in on the start of this journey with SU Scotland’s newest centre. We already have a number of volunteers and supporters who are excited about what is happening at Gowanbank. Could you become part of our new venture in Ayrshire?

Pray for us

Gowanbank is owned and operated by SU Scotland, a Christian Charity committed to working with young people in Scotland, helping them to explore the Bible and respond to the significance of Jesus. A Project Team are currently working hard, preparing Gowanbank to support this vision. We would really value your prayer for all the many detailed decisions that will need to be made, and for the challenges that may come their way.


SU Scotland relies heavily on volunteers for it’s work with young people. We also rely on volunteers with practical skills. We’ve already enlisted the help of a number of people who are excited by what is going on at Gowanbank. There are so many ways people can contribute. Willing to help maintain the 6 acres of grounds? Able to help with stripping wall paper, lifting carpets or painting walls? Want to help to cater for our guests? Please get in touch.


Work with us

From time to time, we will be looking to grow our team at Gowanbank. You can find out about any opportunities on the SU Scotland jobs page. If there isn’t something for you just now keep checking as we have new jobs all the time. We also have opportunities to serve at the centre on a gap year.


As a charity we depend on generous support to develop the activities and facilities at our centres. Gowanbank itself was a gift!  Would you consider joining our team support programme, or make a one off donation to support our development?  Details of what we need for the set up phase can be found on our Development Appeal news story.

You can support us with a one-off donation or set up a regular donation.

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27 April 2019

Video tour

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4 August 2022
Marjory - a volunteer at Gowanbank

Meet Marjory – one of Gowanbank’s volunteers

Last year, our gap year placement, Laura, caught up with Marjory who volunteers here on the Gowanbank team. Watch the video to hear about what Marjory […]
30 March 2022

Join the Gowanbank staff team

Here’s an opportunity to be part of the amazing work here at Gowanbank! Come and join us and play your part in building a new ministry […]
3 February 2021

Meet Laura…

Hello, my name is Laura and I am currently on the Scripture Union GAP YEAR programme. I thought I’d write this article so that you can […]
7 September 2020

August 2020 newsletter

Here’s our latest NEWSLETTER.  We are thankful for all that has happened over the last few months. We continue to rely on God for strength and […]

"I have really enjoyed the time I have spent cooking both at Gowanbank and Lendrick Muir, enjoying the atmosphere of the kitchens and the fellowship of other Christians."

Recently retired volunteer, April 2019