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Girl Guiding Scotland

Door open days


16 Coates Crescent is the home of Girlguiding Scotland. 

This is a unique opportunity for visitors to see behind the scenes as Girlguiding UK celebrates its Centenary.

Originally built around 1813 by Edinburgh builder William Elliot, the building retains many of the fine features of a Georgian family home.



Key Information

Access by guided tour only, which must be booked by calling 0131 226 4511 or emailing

An exciting quiz for children will be available on the day.

Image (c)
Girl Guides - Lord Baden-Powell - Centenary Celebration - Janet Edgar places a lighted candle in her window
In 1957, lights were put in windows to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the founder of Guiding, Robert Baden-Powell, born on 22nd February 1857.

Where to find us

  • 16 Coates Crescent
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 7AH