News and Events

Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2019

Corstorphine Trust are continuing to take an active part in Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day.  This year The Dower House will be open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 28 September.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to have a look around this historic building, museum and archives.  For more information click here.

Also, for the first time in 45 years, the Ingram theatre organ that played to many an audience in The Astoria Cinema, will once again be played in Corstorphine.  The Corstorphine Astoria Centre will be open from 12 noon to 4.00 pm on Sunday 29 September.  Come and hear the organ being played and get a chance to look behind the scenes of this unique cinema organ.  For more information click here.

Corstorphine Astoria Centre, 18 Kirk Loan

At the end of 2017, The Corstorphine Trust took a long term lease of the Kirk Loan Hall from The Old Parish Church.

It has been renamed The Corstorphine Astoria Centre and, in the coming months, will be the new home of the 2/4 Ingram organ that was used in the Astoria Cinema (now the site of Iceland). The Trust have undertaken to restore the Ingram to its former glory.

In the meantime, the hall has been fully refurbished, is available for hire and our shiny new website has been published (

To find out more about availability of the hall, a potted history of the cinema and the organ, take a look at our website.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Centre soon.

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 £14.95 per copy (book price £10.00 plus £4.95 postage and packing) to The Corstorphine Trust, St Margaret’s Park, Edinburgh EH12 7SX.

Trust Talk

To view the latest Trust Talk please click on the following links.  You will need Adobe installed on your computer to view it.  Go to and install it for free.

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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.

Corstorphine Trust Constitution

A copy of our constitution can be found at this link.  If you have any queries please contact our secretary.