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 TRUST'S VISION & AIMS
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.
Latest News & Events
Members of the local community attended a Leanchoil update event hosted by the Trustees. Photograph courtesy of the Forres Gazette
A statement from the Trustees: “The Trustees of Leanchoil have had to put the future plans for Leanchoil on hold. This is because Erskine, the major anchor tenant, has had to stop work on all...
MORAY’s MSP has thrown his weight behind the Leanchoil Hospital project which aims to breathe new life into the former hospital. Richard Lochhead visited Leanchoil Hospital in Forres with trustees...
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