Scope and Contents
Management 1870 - 1947; administration 1882 - 1975; patients (bound records) 1874 - 1989.
- Creation: 1870 - 1989
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Conditions Governing Access
Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: Health and Social Care Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records conveying sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.
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Biographical / Historical
Known originally as the Midlothian and Peebles District Asylum, it opened in 1874 to serve the landward parishes of Edinburgh and Midlothian. It became known as Rosslynlee because of its proximity to the local railway station. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of the Royal Edinburgh Asylum and Associated Hospitals under the South Eastern Hospital Board.
17.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers
Chronological within record class.
Other Finding Aids
Manual item-level descriptive list available.
Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Rosslynlee Hospital, January 1997.
No further accessions are expected.
- Rosslynlee Hospital
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