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Lunatic at Large: an escaped patient from Ayr District Asylum

The former Ayr District Asylum, now Ailsa Hospital photographed in 2008. The building to the left is one of the villas built in 1899 © Copyright Mary and Angus Hogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence ‘Lunatic at Large’  was the sensational headline in … Continue reading

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Ayr District Asylum, William Railton’s unbuilt design

Detail of William Railton’s proposed elevation for the Ayr District Asylum A competition was held for the design of Ayr District Asylum in 1864. The commission was awarded to Edwards & Robertson of Dundee early the following year, their plans having … Continue reading

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