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The Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust, Blair Castle, Culross

Blair Castle is a Category 'A' listed building situated on the outskirts of the village of Culross. The Estate was bought by the Fife Coal Company during the First World War to acquire the mineral rights. In 1927 the house & 28 acres of ground were gifted to the Fife, Kinross & Clackmannan Welfare Committee for use as a convalescent home. The home was named 'The Charles Carlow Miners' Convalescent Home' after the former Managing Director of the Fife Coal Company.

The home initially took 16 men but with the extension / erection of the West Wing in the 1950's, the capacity was increased to around 70.

As the mining industry declined, other Homes in the surrounding areas began to close & the Carlow Home became available to miners & their families from all over Scotland.

Additional Facilities

The West Wing was officially opened by the Rt Hon Gordon Brown & is dedicated to the memory of Rachel Squires. It was sponsored by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund and Thompson Lawyers

In addition to the bedroom facilities of the West Wing, the Main House contains a wide range of supplementary accommodation including:

Games Room, Fully Licensed Bar, Reading Rooms & Quiet Rooms, Lounge Area, Meeting Rooms
and Conference Facilities.

The West Wing has recently been refurbished and all 28 rooms have now been provided with Bathroom / En-suite facilities. Each Bedroom can accommodate 2/3 persons with Twin, Double and Triple rooms all available.Two of the Bedrooms and En-suite Bathrooms are designed and fully equipped for use by disabled persons. All rooms are provided with a 'Nurse Call' system for use in an emergency situation.

Local Surroundings

The comfortable bedrooms & beautiful grounds with stunning views over the Forth Estuary to the South make any stay at Blair Castle a truly unique and memorable experience.

With events and entertainment organised for your enjoyment, there are many opportunities to explore the local landscape on foot or to go slightly further afield with an organised excursion, You will find that the friendly 'Scottish' welcome extends beyond Blair Castle and throughout the surrounding area.

For further info`, contact:

Roberta Black
General Manager
The Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust
Blair Castle Culross
Fife KY12 8JW
Tel No/Fax No :- 01383 880307

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210