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Corstorphine Doocot

Door open days

Edinburgh

Well-preserved 16th century beehive-type doo'cot, now in the care of Historic Scotland. Still has the potence (French for gallows) for gaining access to the 1,060 nesting boxes on 28 tiers to collect squabs (baby pigeons), an important source of meat in olden times. A Historic Scotland steward will be present.

Key Information

Building Date: 16C

Where to find us

Address
  • Dovecot Road
  • Corstorphine
  • EH12 7LE