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former Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley

The former Peter Coates Nurses’ Home, now converted to flats, photographed in 2013. This was part of the large complex that was the former Royal Alexandra Infirmary, off Neilston Road in Paisley. © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative … Continue reading

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The late Glen o’Dee Hospital, Banchory

On 13 October 2016 the former Glen o’Dee Hospital was destroyed by fire. A few days later two 13-year-old boys were charged by the police in connection with the blaze. Glen-o-Dee Hospital photographed in 1990 by  RCHAMS Glen o’Dee was … Continue reading

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Belvidere Hospital

Practically no trace now remains of Belvidere Hospital, a large housing estate having been built on the site. The Belvidere once played a key role in protecting the population of Glasgow from the ravages of infectious diseases, including smallpox. The … Continue reading

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Greenock’s lost hospitals

Greenock in the mid-eighteenth century, depicted on Roy’s map of the Highlands. Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland The dark, austere tower block that is Inverclyde Hospital opened in 1979. It superseded the Greenock Royal Infirmary, Eye … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hospitals of Skye

I was delighted to receive three booklets this week from an ongoing series produced by the History of Highland Hospitals project set up in 2008. The first to be published was The Hospitals of Skye in 2011. Written by Jim Leslie and … Continue reading

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Woolmanhill redevelopment

Woolmanhill Hospital, Aberdeen. The neo-classical style building was designed in the 1830s by Archibald Simpson. Photographed in 2010 © Copyright Bob Embleton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence Back in February this year, the local press relayed proposals to transform Woolmanhill Hospital, … Continue reading

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Galashiels Cottage Hospital

The future of the former Galashiels Cottage Hospital seems to be uncertain once again. When the Borders District General Hospital opened at Melrose in 1988, it had been intended that the cottage hospitals at Galashiels and Selkirk should close permanently, … Continue reading

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