All your needs for


Handsome, well-maintained
Victorian Church
Splendid acoustics
Seating for over 500
Concert Grand Piano
fine Organ
Raised performance area
Green Room facilities
Reasonable Rates
Disabled Access
Hearing Loop


St Michael's Parish Church, is a very significant 19th century parish church on a prominent site in western Edinburgh. It is 'A Listed' and generally regarded as the best church in Edinburgh of its style and period. Designed by John Honeyman and built in 1883, it 'stands head and shoulders above the rest' of the 19th century churches in Edinburgh, according to The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh (p.42). The great tower is a prominent and loved landmark; and the well-kept gardens surrounding the building are an appreciated local amenity.


The Piano is a Reid-Sohn Grand Piano purchased new in 2000 from the Edinburgh company of Alan Makin & Sons. A very attractive instrument for use in solo recitals, chamber music and accompanying.


The Organ was originally built in 1895 by Brinley & Foster (German), the completed first version comprised 2 manuals with 22 stops. Overhauled in 1911 by B&F and again by Rushworth & Dreaper in 1959. A further rebuild in 1974 by Edinburgh builder Robert Goldsmith contained 2 manuals & 23 stops. The organ was again overhauled in 1986 by Rushworth & Dreaper and has a good selection of versatile stops. It is maintained by the former Rushworth & Dreaper, now Forth Pipe Organs.

Stuart Montgomery at orgaan