Founded in 1902 The Corstorphine Trust Benevolent Fund aims to assist individuals or associations/clubs within the Corstorphine area by way of providing grants to enable them to further their activities. Many people have benefitted from this fund over the years.
The Corstorphine Trust is currently inviting applications to the Fund. The closing date is the 31st of January 2015. All applicants will be informed of their progress by 31st of March 2015.
Applications should be sent, by letter, to:
The Corstorphine Trust Benevolent Fund
The Corstorphine Heritage Centre
The Dower House
St. Margaret's Park
Remembrance Sunday 2014
The Annual Remembrance Service took place on the 9th of November this year. A total of 32 wreaths were laid on the day by representatives of the Armed Forces, The Emergency Services, local schools, churches, youth organisations and several local bodies.
The event was attended by well over 400 people.
Corstorphine Children Commemorate - November 2014
This event was held for the first time on the 11th of November. The majority of local schools took part with the children laying a cross with a serviceman's name on it, in a semi-circle at the back of the War Memorial. Each serviceman had a direct connection with Corstorphine and had died in one of the conflicts since the start of the First World War.
A total of 334 small crosses were planted, a wreath was laid by the Trust and a dozen or so small crosses were also planted by members of the public. The event was attended by over 600 people.
Moira McDonald led the Act of Remembrance and our thanks are extended to all who took part to make the event such a success.
It is anticipated that this event will take place again in the 11th of November 2018 to mark the end of WW1. This will bookend the First World War.
The Corstorphine Story by Alison MacKintosh
Copies of The Corstorphine Story are still available. You can order a copy by clicking on this link or by sending a cheque or postal order, made payable to 'The Corstorphine Trust', for the amount of £19.95 per copy (book price £15.00 plus £4.95 postage and packing) to The Corstorphine Trust, St Margaret's Park, Edinburgh EH12 7SX.
Are you looking for a new hobby or want to find out what's happening in the local community? Then take a look at the diary on our Activities/Room Hire page. Click on each of the rooms listed and you'll see how many different groups currently use the House.
If you'd like more information about any of the groups then please get in touch.