The Parish The Parish of St Anne’s is on two sides of the main road, partly up Corstorphine Hill to the north. It takes in east Corstorphine along to Western Corner and includes Belmont and Balgreen to the east and Traquair Park and Tylers Acre to the south. The area covered includes The Zoo grounds, two hospitals and Carrick Knowe Golf Course.
In 2008 the parish population was estimated at 5,100 people living in some 2,300 houses but since then nearly 500 new houses have been built. There is now little land left for development. The majority of residents are in the mature adult and elderly age groups.
Corstorphine Corstorphine is a residential suburb in the west of the city astride the A8, St John’s Road and Corstorphine Road, and is situated approximately 4 miles from Edinburgh Airport.
It has the Zoological Park and large Holiday Inn only yards from St Anne’s Church, several other hotels and boarding houses, the beautiful Corstorphine Hill and a golf course, the Scottish headquarters of the Forestry Commission and Barnardo’s, and several primary schools. Secondary schools include Craigmount High School, Forrester High School, and St Augustine RC secondary school. There are two hospitals – Corstorphine Hospital (a long-stay Care of the Elderly unit) and the private Murrayfield Hospital, and also several private Care Homes.