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Girl Guiding Scotland

Door open days

29 September 2018 (9.30-16.00)


It is not known exactly when the town house was built but by 1820 it was occupied. After being sold for £3000, 16 Coates Crescent was occupied by Girlguiding Scotland (The Girl Guide Association at the time) in 1939.

Now an office and retail space, the building boasts beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle over the city’s chimney pots. Many original features remain including a cupola, highly decorative ceilings and cornicing.


Key Information

YOYP: Visitors will see behind the scenes of one of Scotland’s leading charities for girls and young women. The day’s events were planned by a Senior Section unit (girls 14-25), and the girls will be present on the day leading tours and chatting about their experiences.

Activities: Guided tours, behind the scenes access, children’s craft activities & colour trail, quiz, visual displays, bake sale.

Where to find us

  • 16 Coates Crescent
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 7AH