The Corstorphine Sycamore Probus Club was formed in May 2001. It was called Sycamore to distinguish it from the already established Corstorphine Ladies Probus Club, and also in recognition of the historical Big Sycamore Tree of Dovecot Road, a recognised icon of Corstorphine.

Probus Clubs are unusual in that, although existing worldwide, there is no central organisation. This effectively means that all clubs are individual and do not have to conform to the rules and regulations of a central office. All clubs, however, adhere to the Probus philosophy, which is that clubs exist for the purpose of advancing intellectual, cultural and social interests among adult persons who have retired or are semi-retired from their professional business. While the men's clubs consist, on the whole, of retired business and professional members, the ladies' clubs recognise that managing a home and raising a family is a professional business and qualifies for membership.

In accordance with the aim of advancing intellectual, cultural and social interests, our club members have opportunities provided by a number of sub-groups:

  • Walking Group
  • Book Group
  • Lunch Club
  • Whist Group

and a variety of events:

  • Christmas Lunch
  • Summer Outing
  • Golf Outing