Old Photograph Glen O' Dee Hospital Scotland

Old photograph of Glen O' Dee Hospital by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The original building was built in 1900 and started its life as Nordrach on Dee Hospital, a sanctuary for tuberculosis patients. When TB died down it served as a luxury hotel, when it became " Glen O' Dee ", but was taken over during the war to serve as a billet for troops. In 1955 it became a convalescent hospital. It reprised its role in contagious diseases when the typhoid epidemic hit nearby Aberdeen in the 1960s, but its last use was as a residential home for the elderly. The original building closed in 1998, when a new purpose built building was built on the same site. The original building has been featured on the BBC's Restoration programme, but it sat empty and deteriorating from 1998. The historic building was destroyed by fire on 14 October 2016, with police treating the incident as wilful fire raising.

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