News and Events

SWI Centenary Exhibition

The Corstorphine SWI are holding an exhibition charting their organisation over the years in The Dower House from Tuesday 31 May to Saturday 4 June, 10 am to 4 pm.

Museum and archive room are open!

Our museum and archive room are now open.  To find out exact opening times please click here.

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

The Witches of Corstorphine

The fantastic ‘Witches of Scotland’ podcast have published an episode exploring the history of those accussed of and executed for witchcraft in Corstorphine. This insightful episode, which explores a pertinent aspect of local history and the steps that have been taken to honour their memory, can be listened to on Spotify.

You don’t need an account and you can access this episode by clicking this link.

Also available for download is The Devil in a Midlothian Village.  This booklet is an ideal companion to the podcast but can also stand on its own. It commemorates the victims of the 1649 witch hunt in Corstorphine.  It can be purchased from our downloads page.

Trust Talk: Spring 2022

To view the latest edition of Trust Talk, please click here.  You can view it online or with Adobe Reader. Go to https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ and install it for free.

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.

Corstorphine Trust Constitution

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