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Lennox Castle Stories

Lennox Castle Stories is a social history project led by a group of ex-residents of Lennox Castle Hospital. Lennox Castle Hospital was a large institution built on the outskirts of Glasgow to house people with learning disabilities. 

Originally built in 1936 to house 1200 people; at its peak in the 1970s it housed almost 1700 people. It was conceived as a “model” self-contained community with its own kitchens, recreational facilities, church and large, segregated wards which each housed 60 people. Lennox Castle Hospital finally closed its doors in June 2002.

Securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund the arts organisation Project Ability and supported living organisation C-Change have formed a partnership to support people with learning disabilities who lived in Lennox Castle Hospital to share their stories of life in the “Castle”.