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Our History & Mission

When the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre first opened its doors on the 23rd of October 2011, it did so with the intention of making spirituality accessible to all. Now, over a decade later, The Centre has developed into a well established a space for the community to nurture their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Our Mission

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an impassioned spiritualist and spent much of his later years dedicating himself to sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. Here at the Centre, we believe that spirituality should be accessible to everyone.

Through our connection with the Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists and our devotion to curating a well-rounded and interesting programme of events each year, we have been able to create a community of curious minds looking to expand their perspectives.

Our Objective:

Provide a facility for the practice of spiritual healing, complementary therapies and the creative arts to benefit the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of society.

What we do:

We provide a space for numerous workshops, lectures, meditation groups, meet-ups, and artistic events that are rooted in spirituality.

Our Founder

Ann Treherne is the Founder and previous Chair of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh. Her hands-on, dedicated approach is responsible for its current success and reputation. She has written two books that tell the full story of how we came to be in fascinating detail.

Our Chairman

Lance Butler took over as Chairman from Ann Treherne, the founder of the Centre, at the beginning of 2021. He was a Trustee of our parent body, the Palmerston Trust, for two years and sees his new role as keeping the Centre going in these difficult times and expanding its intellectual and spiritual reach in Edinburgh and around the world.

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