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Poor Relief in Scotland

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

Information on Poorhouses and Relief in Scotland

This is a working page whose primary function is the capture of links related to Poor Relief in Scotland. Most links here will eventually be relocated to country, county or parish pages, or to specialist topic pages..

 

Scotland National

Poorhouses in Scotland - The Workhouse

After 1845, parishes in Scotland could choose to set up workhouses or, as happened in a large proportion of cases, just to give out-relief. The parishes or Combinations (Unions) of parishes that did operate formally constituted workhouses — more usually called poorhouses or poor's houses — are listed.

Poor Law Unions in Scotland - The Workhouse

The Workhouse in Scotland. (Note — workhouses in Scotland were more usually termed 'poorhouses'.)

Parish Almshouses in Scotland - The Workhouse

A Comprehensive History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham.

Scottish poorhouse - Wikipedia

The Scottish poorhouse, occasionally referred to as a workhouse, provided accommodation for the destitute and poor in Scotland.

Scotland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki

In Scotland, the government passed an act addressing the relief of the poor as early as 1424.

Knowledge Base - Scottish Poorhouses - Scottish Archive Network

A website with information on workhouses is The Workhouse, but bear in mind the differences between English workhouses and Scottish poorhouses.

Poor Relief Records | National Records of Scotland

Scottish Poorhouses – National Library of Scotland Blog

The Scottish Archive Network focusses specifically on Scottish poorhouses and poor relief.

Poor Law Records (Scotland) - GenGuide

Scottish Poor Relief - My Ain Folk

A list of poor rolls, registers of poor, volumes of poor relief applications and various other records containing lists of paupers for parishes in Scotland. Compiled by Kirsty Wilkinson, and arranged by county.

Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland

Section of the Poor Law Commission for Scotland Report 1884.

Emigration from Scotland (DOCX, 69KB)

Emigration from Scotland : a guide to sources – an account of the organised emigration of paupers and poor children.

Cage, Robert A. (1974) The Scottish poor law, 1745-1845.

PhD. Thesis, Glasgow University - ‎1974 

A Victorian Christmas: Christmas Day In The Workhouse

23 Dec 2015 - Caricature of poor people at a workhouse having dinner; by Phiz. For its December 25th, 1840 edition, the Morning Chronicle polled workhouse managers to discover what the poor of London could expect for their Christmas Day. 

 

Scotland Counties

Lanarkshire Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc.

Friends of Dundee City Archives - Poorhouse Records

ScotlandsPeople | Connecting Generations

ABERDEEN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS AND IRISH WORKHOUSES:

A paper read before the Dublin Statistical Society in November 1860 regarding the Aberdeen Feeding Schools, contrasting their approach with that in Irish workhouses.

 

Scottish Towns and Parishes

A journey through the old Glasgow workhouses

Life in an Edinburgh poorhouse - Edinburgh Evening News

5 Dec 2016 - FOR many poverty-stricken families in Victorian Scotland the ... Poorhouses, known as workhouses south of the border, had never been built to ...

Poor Relief records | Aberdeen City Council

Edinburgh workhouse records (Midlothian) - RootsChat.Com

Barnhill Workhouse Glasgow - British Genealogy

A brief history of the University of Edinburgh Forrest Hill building

 

General

The rise and fall of the workhouse - History Extra

The implementation of the Poor Law - The Victorian Web

'London, Locke, and 1690s Provisions for the Poor

British social policy 1601-1948

The Victorian Workhouse - YouTube

From workhouse to NHS hospital in Britain, 1929-1948 (PDF)

Neonatal and maternal mortality in the workhouse of St. Martin in the Field, 1725-1824 (PDF)

The voluntary hospitals in history - Voluntary Hospitals Database