Saving Leanchoil for the Community
Leanchoil is a treasured landmark in Forres, Morayshire which served the community for over 125 years. Once a bustling cottage hospital, its doors closed in 2018 and has since laid empty. Leanchoil Trust is working to bring Leanchoil back into community use and create an innovative health and wellbeing facility, breathing new life into this special place.
The Leanchoil Project is ambitious and significant. This unique listed building and beautiful grounds and woodlands will offer activities and services to support wellbeing, social engagement, volunteering, employment and learning bringing enduring benefit to the people of Forres and its rural communities.
Our community has shown its desire to save Leanchoil and in partnership we can create a place that will serve us once again.
Discover the untold stories behind the people of Leanchoil captured through the Our Leanchoil digital exhibition.
Explore the memories, photographs and personal stories that illuminate the history of Leanchoil Hospital and its special place in our community.
Read the words of Forres Academy students through their creative writing that imagine the past, present and future of Leanchoil.
BE PART OF LEANCHOIL’S FUTURE
LEANCHOIL TRUST CATCHMENT AREA
Officially opened in April of 1892, Leanchoil served the communities of the area for over 125 years.Before hospital was built on the outskirts of Forres, the only available inpatient accommodation was a small building on Burnside.