The Cargill Centre

This former Victorian primary school at the heart of Kilmacolm was converted into a magnificent new multi user campus in 2011, comprising of:

  • a 3 storey Community Centre with a range of meeting rooms, multi purpose halls and cafe.
  • a single storey Library
  • a 2 storey commercial space
  • a new village square

The centre is managed by a board of volunteers, with staffing provided by Inverclyde Leisure, supported by Inverclyde Council. It is named The Cargill Centre in recognition of one of the main project funders, The WA Cargill Fund.

Our History

Read about the restoration and conversion of the two former school buildings here.


Monday – Friday:
9.00am to 10pm

Saturday: 9am-3pm

Sunday: Closed


Cargill Centre, Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm,
PA13 4LE
Tel: 01505 873994
Email kilmacolm@inverclydeleisure.com


Thanks to Jim Wood, the founder member of the Cargill Centre project, the Community Centre now has an impressive heritage centre showcasing a wealth of information on the history of Kilmacolm.

Heritage Centre opening times
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-2.30pm

Groups or classes by appointment. Please book in advance by contacting the Community Centre

Meeting Room Hire

The Community Centre has a wide range of function rooms available for hire. From a small meeting to a conference, a child’s party to a wedding we can accommodate you.


The former primary school buildings in Kilmacolm have underwent total restoration earlier this century. Read about the restoration.