Poor Relief in Scotland
A working page of links related to 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..
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.
The Workhouse in Scotland. (Note — workhouses in Scotland were more usually termed 'poorhouses'.)
A Comprehensive History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham.
The Scottish poorhouse, occasionally referred to as a workhouse, provided accommodation for the destitute and poor in Scotland.
In Scotland, the government passed an act addressing the relief of the poor as early as 1424.
A website with information on workhouses is The Workhouse, but bear in mind the differences between English workhouses and Scottish poorhouses.
The Scottish Archive Network focusses specifically on Scottish poorhouses and poor relief.
Section of the Poor Law Commission for Scotland Report 1884.
Emigration from Scotland : a guide to sources – an account of the organised emigration of paupers and poor children.
PhD. Thesis, Glasgow University - 1974
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.
A paper read before the Dublin Statistical Society in November 1860 regarding the Aberdeen Feeding Schools, contrasting their approach with that in Irish workhouses.
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 ...