Contacting the Office

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Special Thanks

The Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust wishes to express its thanks to all those who are supporting our plans to repair this historic building and return it to the heart of community life. Special thanks go to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, the Architectural Heritage Fund and Stirling Council. It is only thanks to past […]

Heritage Lottery funding pledge for Cowane’s Hospital

Stirling’s 400-year-old Cowane’s Hospital looks to new future back at the heart of the community The future of one of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings looks bright after the HLF earmarked £2m to save Cowane’s Hospital. The 17th century almshouse in Stirling is deteriorating rapidly and recently had to close to the public due to lack […]


On behalf of Fergus Wood, Chair of The Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust, we advise you of a sad and difficult decision to close Cowane’s Hospital to the public due to rising costs. This decision was made by the Trustees of the Maintenance Trust at an Emergency Meeting held on 18th June and was based purely […]


Join the Old Town’s most grumblesome Ghoul – the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin – on a creepy, comic guided tour around the strange sights and stranger tales of the Royal Burgh. NO NEED TO PRE-BOOK – Tickets are available from the Hangman on the night! Ticket prices are: Adult: £6 Concession: £4 Family: £14 Available […]


Please help us maintain our historic building for future generations and give back Auld Staneybreeks his hand. We are now able to accept kind donations via paypal on our website All donations go towards to the regeneration of Cowane’s Hospital to secure it’s future. The Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust, Registered Scottish Charity SCO42873

Bid to Save Historic Almshouse Cowane’s Hospital

Read BBC News Article ‘Bid to Save historic Almshouse Cowane’s Hospital’ Link to article in Culture 24

Cowane’s Hospital & Bowling Green

Cowane’s Hospital, also referred to as the Guildhall, dates back to the 17th century and is situated in the heart of Stirling’s Old Town. It is one of the most important buildings of its type in Scotland and the Charity is currently fundraising to regenerate the building and grounds to secure its future. The hall and grounds […]


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