About The Trust

At the time of closure of Leanchoil Hospital in 2018, Forres Community Council (FCC) raised concerns that unless something was done, this iconic building and its beautiful grounds would be lost to the community. A feasibility study carried out in 2019 showed that a long term future for the hospital is possible and community consultations identified that there is great support locally for Leanchoil to be returned to community ownership for health and wellbeing purposes.

On the back of this, an expression of interest in a community asset transfer was submitted to NHS Grampian and 6 local people came together to form Leanchoil Trust which was established as a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status in February 2020 and became a charity in May 2021. Since then, two further trustees have been recruited and you can find out about them on the About the Trustees page.

The Trust continues to work on proposals for the Leanchoil site to achieve the vision of the restoration and repurposing of this wonderful place as a community health and wellbeing centre.

Our Values

When the going gets tough, we at L E A N C H O I L know that having the mental strength and tenacity to take the next step keeps us moving in the right direction. We encourage and support others to find these qualities within themselves.

We believe in the power of a positive outlook. We look to inspire optimism in others to achieve their own well-beingoutcomes.

Following in the footsteps of our Founder, Lord Strathcona, we place a strong emphasis on the importance of having a listening ear and being there for our fellow human beings in their time of need.

We seek, encourage and welcome bright ideas and innovation. We apply maximum energy and commitment to everything we do.

Contact Information

117 - 121 High Street
Forres Moray IV36 1AB



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Leanchoil's catchment area

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