Thorntoun School, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

In September 1971, Barnardo's opened Thorntoun School at Cross House, near Kilmarnock. Thorntoun was a residential school for older children with emotional difficulties.

Thorntoun School, Kilmarnock, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1990. The property is now a private nursing home.

Records

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Bibliography

  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)