About us

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Until recently Cowane’s Hospital was run by the Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust (CHMT) which was set up to give this beautiful 17th century almshouse a secure future at the heart of the community. Sadly the Trust has now dissolved and the building has reverted back to the previous owner, the Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust.

Cowane’s Hospital is a rare survival of this kind of building and of great historic importance for the people of Stirling, for Scotland and for visitors worldwide.

The Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust are Scotland’s second oldest functioning charity, which provides relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage through the provision of housing, and in particular special needs housing, in Stirling.


Where to Find Us

Follow the directions to our office which is at Cowane’s, in Stirling’s Old Town, opposite the Church of the Holy Rude.