Schaw Auxiliary Hospital, Bearsden

Reference HB 52

Dates of Creation 1891-1979

Name of Creator Schaw Auxiliary Hospital (convalescent home : Bearsden, Dunbartonshire)

Language of Material English

Physical Description 2 metres


Scope and Content


Registers of admissions and discharges 1933-1976

Registers of staff 1936-1952

Case history and admission documents 1952-1961

Patient record cards 1954-1973

Matrons reports 1962-1966

Photographs, ephemera and memorabilia c.20th century

Maps and plans 1891-1979


Administrative / Biographical History

The Schaw Auxiliary Hospital was built and endowed by Miss Marjorie Schaw and gifted to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary as a convalescent home. It opened in 1895-1896 . In 1948 it was absorbed into the National Health Service under the Board of Management for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and in 1974 was placed in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. During the Second World War the Schaw was used as an 'overflow' unit for patients requiring medical attention rather than simple recuperation. In the post war period the Schaw became a geriatric hospital. It was sold to the private sector in 1986 .



Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply


Acquisition Information

Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Schaw Auxiliary Hospital, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire


Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list


Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised 19 March 2019


Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.


Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures


Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer



None expected


Related Material

HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; and HB 14, Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary



Jenkinson, J L M , Moss, M S and Russell, I FThe Royal History of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1794-1994. Glasgow, 1994 .