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South Leith School House. Photographic copy of plans of masonry details for school.

E 4722

Description South Leith School House. Photographic copy of plans of masonry details for school.

Date 9/7/1853

Collection Dick Peddie and McKay

Catalogue Number E 4722

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copy of DPM 1850/28/1

Copies SC 714850, SC 1449376

Scope and Content Specimen ward, Craig Dunain Hospital (Northern Counties District Lunatic Asylum), Leachkin Road, Inverness, Highland Craig Dunain Hospital, originally the Inverness District Asylum, was opened in 1864 on a magnificent site overlooking Inverness. It was the third district asylum to be built in Scotland following the 1857 Lunacy (Scotland) Act and was designed by James Matthews, an architect from Aberdeen. This shows a specimen ward following expansion of the hospital in the 1890s to combat overcrowding. It demonstrates the importance attached to clean, well-decorated, well-furnished surroundings in which to treat patients. The piano shows the emphasis placed on music and other activities to amuse patients. In 1874 the walls of the hospital's airing courts were demolished giving patients greater freedom when taking fresh air. From its inception, the hospital encouraged amusements such as weekly dances, concerts, lectures, and recitals and sports such as bowling, curling, cricket and shinty. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Photograph


People and Organisations


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