Restoration Project Put On Hold

Fundraising has been put on hold for the Cowane’s Hospital restoration project but hopes are high for the historic building’s future. The almshouse in Stirling dates from the 17th-century and was created by the city’s greatest benefactor the merchant John Cowane. Since 2010 it has been run by the Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust which cared […]

Join us for two fun events

Two great events are coming up at Cowane’s – we hope you will join us: Doors open day Sunday 17th September – The hospital will be open from 10am to 4pm. There will be a history talk on the hour plus traditional music from 1pm to 3pm. Trustees will be available to inform visitors about […]

Go to Waitrose and Help Cowane’s

We are  pleased to confirm that our project is being supported by Waitrose Community Matters in Stirling. If you shop in Waitrose between 1 and 31 August you get the opportunity to vote for our project. At the end of your shop you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like […]

Help Catch Thief Who Stole £200 from Charity

Cowane’s Hospital has called on the public for help after the theft of an estimated £200 donated by the public to help restore the historic building for the benefit of Stirling’s people. Teachers accompanying a visiting children’s choir alerted staff after becoming concerned over suspicious behaviour near the collection box in the great hall of […]

Young Mapmakers Get Saltire Award

A group of young adult carers have received a Saltire Award for their work to develop a map of Stirling’s visitor attractions. All have been taking part in the The John Cowane Wellbeing Project being run by the Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust (CHMT). The 16-24 year olds were asked to create the A3 prototype for a tourist […]

Community Survey

The Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust is looking for the community’s views to help shape the future use and facilities at Cowane’s Hospital. We are embarking upon a £3million project to conserve and enhance the building and gardens over the next few years and it would help us to get your input at this planning stage. […]

Archaeological Dig Begins

An archaeological dig at one of Stirling’s oldest buildings, Cowane’s Hospital has begun, click on the Stirling New article below for further information: www.stirlingnews.co.uk/news/14741752.Archaeologists_start_dig_at_Cowane__39_s_Hospital/?ref=fbshr

Prudential Volunteers help clear gardens

A big thank you to the volunteers from Prudential who recently helped clear & tidy the gardens in preparation for our archaeological dig. Link to the Central FM news report below: www.centralfm.co.uk/2016/09/01/volunteers-get-cowanes-hospital-ready-for-archeological-dig/