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:

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:

Cake Fest 2016

The Festival of Architecture’s Cake Fest 2016 was held at Cowane’s Hospital on Sunday 11th September. It was a great day out for families and bakers who came along to see Scotland’s famous buildings and landmarks made entirely out of cake! Cowane’s Hospital was made by Mrs James from Allan’s Primary School with the help […]

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 […]