Person NameProctor's Children's Home; 1893-1996; Skene
ActivityProctor’s Children’s Home was endowed by James Proctor, Esquire, of Kirkville, Skene, Aberdeenshire. Originally called Proctor’s Christian Industrial Cottage Home Trust, the Home was founded for ‘the education of destitute children of poor but respectable parents of honest, moral, sober and industrious habits’. The building was designed by Jenkins and Marr, architects, on ground purchased from Kirkton Farm at Skene, and had a croft and garden attached. It was officially opened on 19 September 1893 and received boys and girls who were instructed in agriculture, gardening, laundry and sewing work.In 1969 the Home was taken over from the Trustees by Aberdeen County Council and responsibility for its administration was transferred to Grampian Regional Council following the reorganisation of Scottish local authorities in 1975. Proctor’s Home remained open until the decision was taken in 1996 to close down the building and transfer the existing staff and resident children to Coble Haugh Home at Inverurie.
Corporate NameProctor's Children's Home
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