The Archive Room
Visitors or contacts with a Corstorphine connection looking into their family history can also find the Old Parish Records and the 1841 to 1901 census documents useful.
The Archive Room also benefits from the work of a local Historian, the late Miss A S Cowper, who bequeathed her life long research into the history of the village and its surrounding area to the Trust.
All material held in the archive at The Heritage Centre:
Old Parish Records of:
Births 1634 – 1854
Marriages 1665 – 1854
Deaths 1710 – 1854
Census Records 1841 – 1901
Kirk Session Records January 1646 – January 1914
Corstorphine Education Minutes 1873 – 1893
Old Parish Church Yard Monumental Inscriptions
Corstorphine Friendly Society Banner and Minute Books
Valuation Rolls 1867 – 1868, 1911 – 1912, 1963, 1972 – 1973
Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories
Fues & Deeds
United Free Church Communion Roll 1904
Corstorphine Female School 1830
There is also an exhibit on the famous Corstorphine Sycamore Tree (Acer pseudoplatanus corstorphinensis) and the murder of Lord Forrester which happened beneath its boughs …
There are also items relating to the village life during both World Wars and on individuals who left the village and had an influence on the outside world.