About us

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Nowadays Cowane’s Hospital is 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. CHMT has two part-time staff and a board of trustees.

Our £3m project would see the partial restoration of the building and its wonderful gardens, which include Scotland’s oldest bowling green, and the creation of a new visitor centre telling the story of the hospital, of charity and of Stirling through the centuries.

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.  CMHT is a registered Scottish Charity No SC042873.

CHMT is a separate from the Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust, 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.


We are keen encourage volunteers in many capacities.  If you are interested simply Contact Us. Please note that you may need to secure a DBS check.

Employee volunteer projects are welcomed.

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.