Officially opened in April 1892, Leanchoil Hospital was built from donations and subscriptions from the local people of Forres. Sadly, it closed its doors as a hospital in November 2018 having served the community of Forres for over 125 years. This iconic listed building holds a special place in the lives of many local people, and this has driven the vision of Leanchoil Trust to transfer ownership back to the community. The Trustees are working with NHS Grampian on a community asset transfer which will see the hospital restored and repurposed as a state-of-the-art health and wellbeing centre and veterans’ activity centre for the community of Forres and beyond.



Leanchoil will be an innovative place that inspires our community to focus on their own improved wellbeing, both now and in the future.

Leanchoil Trust’s aim is to acquire, conserve, and refurbish the buildings and grounds of the former Leanchoil Hospital in Forres, Moray to ensure its future as a centre for health and wellbeing for the local community.

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Leanchoil Hospital – Asset Transfer Request

Leanchoil Hospital – Asset Transfer Request

The notice of the asset transfer request for Leanchoil has been published by NHS Grampian - a step closer to bringing ownership back to the community. Have your say on the proposal - see below for...

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117 - 121 High Street
Forres Moray IV36 1AB



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Leanchoil's catchment area

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