Records of Schaw Auxiliary Hospital, convalescent home, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Registers of admissions and discharges 1933-1976
  • Registers of staff 1936-1952
  • Case history and admission documents 1952-1961
  • Patient record cards 1954-1973
  • Matrons reports 1962-1966
  • Photographs, ephemera and memorabilia c.20th century
  • Maps and plans 1891-1979

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Schaw Auxiliary Hospital was built and endowed by Miss Marjorie Schaw and gifted to the  Glasgow Royal Infirmary as a convalescent home. It opened in  1895-1896 . In  1948  it was absorbed into the National Health Service under the Board of Management for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and in 1974 was placed in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. During the Second World War the Schaw was used as an 'overflow' unit for patients requiring medical attention rather than simple recuperation. In the post war period the Schaw became a geriatric hospital. It was sold to the private sector in  1986 .


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Schaw Auxiliary Hospital, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures

Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer


None expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; and HB 14 and HH 67, Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Jenkinson, J L M , Moss, M S and Russell, I FThe Royal History of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1794-1994. Glasgow, 1994 .