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    Default Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    Not sure if this is suitable here or not, mods, please feel free to put this wherever suits (if anywhere).

    From actually getting a far more focused interest in exploration and history as a pastime lately, I've been thinking about a few long gone sites locally and a discussion with someone reminded me of the fact that there used to be an asylum over Errol way.

    I was just really interested to see if anyone from this neck of the woods had any info, old pics or other details about the site etc. I reckon it must have been empty at least 20 years ago (on my brother in law's account of having been to survey it - or at least poke around it).

    Struggling to even find any local info on it, maybe it didn't exist after all and was just the construct of a fragile mind?

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    Doesn't ring a bell with me. There was Hillside Hospital at that side of Perth and Murthly Asylum further north. And Bridge of Earn Hospital.

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    There were no asylums near Errol. What did you hear about it?

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    Weird, I was sure it was Errol neck of the woods that we were talking about, maybe it was Murthly after all, my brother in law mentioned going to an asylum when he was a trainee architect and I was fairly sure I had at the back of my mind some recollection of one thereabouts.

    I'll need to ask him again next time i see him.

    Quite depressingly, I passed the site of Hillside on the train yesterday and had a good old lament about never having manned up and done it before it came down. Remembering BoE also, that's where I got my Tonsils out when I was a nipper.
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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    If it was in Perthshire it'd either be Murthly Asylum or the Murray Royal Asylum.

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    Could it have been a private facility?

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    From my recollection of his description, I'm tempted to say it may well have been Murthly, we were sort of pissed at the time and it would have been 20ish years ago he was recalling.

    Thanks for the input on this one chaps. Murthly looks like it was a beezer aswell, pity it was before my time.

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    Definitely no asylum at Errol – the Carse was served by Royal Liff Asylum by Dundee, and Murray Royal Asylum in Perth. There was a small medical facility at RAF Errol, but not enough to warrant being called "hospital".

    You're right, Murthly would have been interesting to explore – it has a beautiful setting – nothing substantial left unconverted there now, though.

    Bridge of Earn (or Oudenard as it was also known) was of a similar ilk to Law, Stracathro and Killearn – none of which can be recommended wholeheartedly at the moment (demo, CCTV and shotguns). It was a depressing place, imho.

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    Default Re: Request: Errol Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire?

    How much of Murthly was converted and is still standing? I thought it had all been flattened.

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    Shotguns? errr....
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