Anderson's Institution of Elgin
17 September 2016
Anderson’s Care Home was first opened in 1832 following the remarkable bequest of Andrew Anderson to his home town of Elgin. As a child, he lived a very harsh existence, sleeping in the ruins of the Cathedral with his widowed mother, relying on the generosity of local people. After joining the East India Company’s private army as a young man, he quickly climbed the ranks and made a fortune from his conquests. Leaving a generous £70,000 in his will to provide a home for fifty children where they would be educated sufficiently to enable them to earn a living and to give a home to ten aged persons, Andrew obviously remembered his roots.
Category A Listed Greek Revival style to a design by Archibald Simpson (architect of St Giles Church), Anderson’s is now a lively care home with Heritage Garden.
Visitors are invited to enjoy ‘A Day in the Life of Anderson’s’ exhibition in the main hall, in addition to the gardens and Easton House.
Please use the main entrance on Institution Road. Access by guided tour between 2-4pm