News and Events
Remembrance Service, Sunday 9 November
Our annual Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 9 November 2014 at the village war memorial in Kirk Loan opposite the public library.
Participants representing the armed services and local organisations will start assembling around 10.30 am for a 10.55 am start and the silence at 11.00am.
The Trust has had the honour of organising this event since the disbandment of the Corstorphine branch of the British Legion Scotland and it is hoped that this community service will, once again, be well supported, whatever the weather.
Corstorphine Children Commemorate
On Tuesday 11 November, the pupils and students of the Corstorphine schools will commemorate all war dead, with a connection to Corstorphine, since the start of World War I up to the present date. At the last count this was 310 servicemen.
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a small remembrance cross, each with the name of a serviceman on it, will be planted behind the village war memorial by a school pupil/student.
The service will follow the format of a Drumhead Service along with a bugler and piper. This is the type of service that a serviceman would have taken part in at that time. Members of the Trust, along with members of the public, are welcome to attend and watch the children in their special act of commemoration.
The service starts at 10.45 am.
Waverley Craft Fair
The Waverley Craft group will be holding their annual christmas fair on Wednesday 19 November between 10.00 am and 12 noon in the Kilgour Room at The Dower House. They always have lovely hand made items - ideal for christmas presents! All the proceeds from the fair go to charity.
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.
Looking for something new?
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.