Records of Aberlour Orphanage, Aberlour, Moray, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Monthly magazines 1952-1955
  • Photographs, interior and exterior of the building 1950s

Administrative / Biographical History

Aberlour, a small town in Moray, was the site of the  Aberlour Orphanage. This was founded in  1875  by the local Episcopalian Minister, Canon Charles Jupp. Originally it cared for four orphans in a cottage. Following a legacy from Mr Grant of Wester Elchies, the building of a village for orphans commenced in  1882 . Canon Jupp was noted for his fundraising abilities and the village grew as funds became available. He died in  1911  and was succeeded by the Reverend Walter Jenks who oversaw the completion of the Canon Jupp boys wing. There were royal visits by Edward VII and by George V and Queen Mary to help maintain funds. The village closed in  1967 and the work was transferred to headquarters in Stirling. The Aberlour Childcare Trust, its current name, now works widely with children and families. The village catered for up to 1000 boys and girls and throughout its time it was governed by the Scottish Episcopal Church. Several of today’s governors remain the nominees of that church. In Aberlour village the only remaining buildings are the Clocktower, St Margaret’s Scottish Episcopal Church and the Memorial Garden.


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Acquisition Information

Gift: Aberlour Trust: c.2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level list available via Heatherbank Museum of Social Work Web pages . Printed item level list also available.

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1847 procedures

Custodial History

Held by the Honorary Archivist, Aberlour Trust, c.2001


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Related Material

Finding aids for the Subject-based Ephemera Collection and a Resources Library, which holds supporting material and published literature, may both contain associated information and can be consulted via Heatherbank Museum of Social Work Web pages A subject-based Newspaper Cuttings Collection is also available for consultation.

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 21 June 2004. Administrative History compiled by Alastair Ramage, Museum Curator, Heatherbank Museum of Social Work.

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