Centre 81

Multi-activity Centre

Old School Road, Garelochhead, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, G84 0AT

    Centre 81 is a recently refurbished community centre offering internet, free wi-fi, table tennis, outdoor equipment hire and more.

    Centre 81 is a recently refurbished community centre situated at the head of the Gare Loch in the picturesque highland village of Garelochhead on the Clyde coast. Entry is Free.

    We can provide you with kayaking or canoeing equipment, an indoor sports hall, ICT suite, seminar room, party venue with disco or bouncy castle.

    We offer for hire:

    Canadian Canoes and Kayaks including boyancy aids and paddles.

    Walking boots

    Wellington boots

    Waterproof jackets and trousers



    Canoeing Fitness & Leisure Centres Kayaking
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening times 2015
    4 Jan 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
    Day Times
    Monday 09:00 21:00
    Tuesday 09:00 21:00
    Wednesday 09:00 21:00
    Thursday 09:00 21:00
    Friday 09:00 21:00
    Saturday 09:00 13:00
    Sunday Closed

    Other times by arrangement.


    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Kiosk/ Shop Sweet & Drinks
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Changing Room/Lockers
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Toilets

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Fitness Training

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area


    • Equipment Hire
    • Level Access
    • Smoking Restricted


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Reception Facilities
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    Centre 81 can easily be found in the Village of Garelochead.

    From South -  take the A82 north from Glasgow. The follow the coast road through Helensburgh A814 to Garelochhead. On entering the village take the first left just infront of the Church. Centre 81 can be found a few houses down on your left.

    From North or West - Take the A83/A82 to Arrochar, then follow the coast road A814 (signposted Helensburgh) for 8 miles to a roundabout. Go straight on at roundabout and follow road down into the village. Take the second right and Centre 81 will be on your right.

    From East - Once on the A82 go North along Loch Lomond. Take the A817 on the left (signposted Garelochhead) 9miles. At the 1st roundabout go left, at the 2nd go right. On entering the village take the first left just infront of the Church. Centre 81 can be found a few houses down on your left.

    SATNAV - G84 0AT 

    Public Transport Directions

    Train - A short walk form Garelochhead train station. London - Fort William Sleeper service stops here.

    Bus - A half hourly bus service runs from Helensburgh. 

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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