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St Colm’s Church, Edinburgh

Architectural History of this Inverleith College Building, Scotland

St Colm’s Church Edinburgh

Location: Inverleith Terrace, south side of the Royal Botanic Gardens

St Colm's Church St Colm's Church Edinburgh
photos © Adrian Welch 2005

20 May 2010

The 1oo-year-old St Colm’s College which trained hundreds of Church of Scotland missionaries is set to be sold for up to £5 million as part of the Kirk’s latest cost-cutting programme, reports The Scotsman today.

St Colm’s College in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Terrace will shut in August 2010 after the church decided it could no longer afford to maintain it.

The Rev Colin Renwick, convener of the Kirk’s world mission council, will tell the General Assembly tomorrow that the decision to close St Colm’s was reached “with great sadness”, but he will say it would have cost more than 400,000 to maintain the premises over the next few years and a further 700,000 to upgrade it.

Since 1998, the college has been known as St Colm’s International House, housing the Scottish Churches World Exchange (SCWE) programme of international volunteer work and providing accommodation to students from the developing world.


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St Peter's Church interior
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