Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Old Photograph Cottage Hospital Coldstream Scotland

Old photograph of the cottage hospital in Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Built in 1888 the hospital was set up due mainly to the benefactions of the Earl of Hume. It was designed by John McLachlan, who had earlier designed the cottage hospital at Hawick. It was officially opened on 29 December 1888.

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland. A Scottish a town which is located on the north bank of the the River Tweed in Berwickshire, while Northumberland in England lies to the south bank, with Cornhill-on-Tweed the nearest village. A former burgh, Coldstream is the home of the Coldstream Guards, a regiment in the British Army, and is the location where Edward I of England invaded Scotland in 1296. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coldstream was a popular centre for runaway marriages, much like Gretna Green.

All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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