The College also owns a country-house in magnificent grounds in Scotland. The Burn was given to the College by the Russell family in memory of their son who died in the Second World War. The house accommodates around 40 guests and is situated on the banks of the North Esk river and the entry to one of Scotland's most spectacular glens. It is used for study retreats and holidays, and by reading groups from Scottish universities during term time.

To learn more about The Burn or to book your stay, please visit our website or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the tragic death of James Russell. James was killed in action during WWII and his passing inspired his parents to donate the Burn to the College. To mark this Anniversary, Goodenough College and The Burn are asking for support to help us build a garden of remembrance at the Burn. To learn more about this initiative, and how you can donate to plant a tree, please click here: 

Plant a Tree at the Burn