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Rothesay, Bute

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The parish of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute appears to have operated a poorhouse from at least 1926. Situated at the south of Rothesay, it was known as Thomson House, later becoming the Thomson Home for the elderly.

Rothesay former poorhouse, 1950s

Thomson Home from the west, Rothesay, date unknown.
© Peter Higginbotham.


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  • Glasgow City Archives, The Mitchell Library, 210 North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland. Parochial Boardf minutes (1845-1930); General registers of poor (1865-1930); Register of poor chargeable in Thomson House (1926-1952); Applications for relief (1924-1930); Account book of goods and provisions supplied (1847-56); Title relating to the site of the poorhouse (1938).


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