Our Dundee Branch has recently moved into one of Scotland’s most historic buildings. Dudhope Castle is an A-listed building in the centre of Dundee that dates back to the 13th century!

(Picture courtesy of Ian Martin Photography)

The building has been leased to ‘The Circle’ by Dundee City Council and our Dundee Branch have moved into the impressive premises, alongside a number of other tenants including Barnardo’s, Uppertunity and local organisations.  

The Circle is an award-winning ‘More Than Profit’ organisation that supports businesses to make a difference to communities. A More Than Profit business aims to make a profit, which will in turn fund positive social change. They provide affordable working spaces for charities and community groups where meetings, events and various gatherings will take place.  

Previously, the building had been used by Dundee City Council as offices up until March 2020. Since then, The Circle and the Council have been working with local architectural, heritage and community groups to ensure the historic building becomes a valuable and accessible community resource, as well as a visitor and tourist attraction.  

Kirsty Thomson, The Circle’s Founder and CEO, said she hopes Dudhope Castle will become a valuable community resource that will help attract investment into the city, whilst simultaneously time preserving and respecting its role in the history of Dundee.  

“This important, historic building which many consider to be “Dundee’s Castle”, will be used to benefit the people of Dundee. It will be filled with organisations and individuals offering support to people across the city, including those with additional needs and learning disabilities, people experiencing mental health challenges and those dealing with funeral poverty. We also aim to build on our current work, creating employment and volunteering experiences.” 

Deputy Delivery Director, Nikki O'Brien commented;

“We are very excited to have moved in to our new premises within such a lovely grand building and to be part of a community hub supporting people across Dundee. We have a wonderful relationship with The Circle and we look forward to many happy years in our new home.”

Cornerstone’s new address in Dundee is:  

Dudhope Castle  

Barrack Road  


DD3 6HF  

Tel: 01382 220238  

Email: [email protected] 

You can read more news stories from Dundee and across Scotland in our Spring Newsletter.