Festive Opening Hours
The Dower House will close after coffee on Wednesday 19 December and will reopen on Saturday 5 January 2019.
May we take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support throughout 2018 and wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
The Executive Committee
The children from Corstorphine Primary School will be joining us on Wednesday 19 December at 11.00 am to sing carols.
We hope you can make it along to give them your support.
Corstorphine Trust Benevolent Fund
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 by way of small grants, and continue to do so to this day.
The Corstorphine Trust is currently inviting applications to the Fund. The closing date for each financial period is the 31st of January. All applicants will be informed of their progress by 31st of March immediately following the closure date.
Applications should be sent, by letter, to:
The Corstorphine Trust Benevolent Fund
The Dower House
St Margaret’s Park
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 (www.corstorphineastoriacentre.co.uk).
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.
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.