Blairgowrie and Rattray Districts Cottage Hospital

Scope and Content

Financial Records, 1942-1949; Patient Records, 1953-1963; Maps and Plans 1978-1983.

Administrative / Biographical History

The idea of a hospital at Blairgowrie had been initiated by Mrs Clerk-Rattray in 1882, and on whose death bequeathed £25 for 'such an institution should it ever be founded'. Several attempts were made to get subscriptions going over the following years - all failed. Then Mrs Macpherson of Newton Castle, Blairgowrie gifted the site and that was followed by subscriptions ranging from donations of £1000 downwards. The architect, Lake Falconer of L and J Falconer, architects, Blairgowrie, gave his services free, while things like furnishing, landscaping was also donated. Blairgowrie and Rattray Districts Cottage Hospital was opened on 30th May 1901. The description of the hospital when it opened said it had two large wards with room for three female and three male beds, plus a couple more if needed.


Records are arranged chronologically within series

Access Information

Clinical information is closed for 100 years


The information for administrative/biographical history came from a report of its opening published in the Blairgowrie Advertiser, June 1, 1901, p.6, from Perth and Kinross Council Archives

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper with some photographs.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jennifer Johnstone, Project Archivist, February 2007

Conditions Governing Use

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Location of Originals

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