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Report - Rosslynlee Hospital, Roslin, Midlothian, October 2011

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by catbalou, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. catbalou

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    After reading Chiroptera's report on this, I knew I had to go here... After all, it was a psychiatric hospital.. it was old.. it looked beautiful and more importantly..it was closed :)

    Rosslynlee Hospital was founded in 1874 under its original name of Midlothian and Peebles Asylum (1874 - 1948) then changed its name to Rosslynlee Mental Hospital (1948-60). Set in 64 acres of land, it was a psychiatric hospital until late 2010 and eventually closed early 2011 as it was deemed surplus to requirements due to the construction of the New Midlothian Community Hospital at Mayshade, Eskbank which was completed in September 2010.

    Rosslynlee Hospital is a Category C Listed Building and used to house a closed community of up to 500 patients within its extensive grounds. What interested me about this place's history was finding out through searching archives that the hospital really seemed to be keen in encouraging patients to take part in the dances, films, shows, recreational activities and church services they provided.
    As an ex-dancer, who used to take part in dance shows provided for patients at Cherry Knowle in 1990, I know how important these things can be for patients who are in a building 24/7 to look forward to.
    Anyway... here are my photos from my visit there with Magpie423.


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    #1 catbalou, Oct 17, 2011
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