Mother and Baby Homes — Scotland

The establishments listed below provided at least some accommodation for unmarried mothers and their babies. They include maternity homes, before-and-after-confinement care homes, hostels for pregnant working girls or working mothers, and Magdalen Homes.

Where available, the 'Places' column shows the accommodation provided for mothers and babies (exact figures could change over time).
Note that over the years, many institutions changed location and/or name, sometimes more than once. The accommodation provided, age of those admitted etc. at a home could also vary.

Aberdeenshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Aberdeen Mother and Baby Home, 25 Westfield Terrace, Aberdeenby 1936   
Aberdeen Mother and Baby Home, Richmondhill House, 22 King's Gate, Aberdeenby 1949 17 

Angus (Forfarshire)

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Salvation Army Home, Florence Booth House, Clement Park, HarefieldRoad, Lochee, Dundee1918Unmarried mothers with their infants.40m/28 babiesno limit
Salvation Army Home, Seafield Lodge, Magdalen Green, Dundee1918Girls and women in distress.24m/8bno limit

Lanarkshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Glasgow Home for Deserted Mothers, 140 Rotten Row, Glasgow1873   
Church of Scotland Maternity Home, 22 Herbert Street, Glasgow1915Expectant mothers; 6s.8under 30
The Knowe Mother and Baby Home, 301 Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgowby 1972 38 
Church of Scotland Maternity Home, 39 Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow1915Expectant mothers; 7s.12under 30
Lansdowne House Mother and Baby Home, 44 Sutherland Avenue, Glasgowby 1945 26 
The Fraser of Allander Maternity Home, 5 Cleveden Road, Kelvinside, Glasgowby 1972 36 
Atholl House, 63 Partickhill Road, Glasgow All classes of women and girls needing help.  
Church of Scotland Home, Auldhousefield, Pollokshaws, Glasgow1908Mothers and infants; 5s.36no limit
Church of Scotland Children's Home / Mother and Baby Home, Florentine House, 53 Hillhead Street, Glasgow Orphan and other needy girls.227-12
Salvation Army Home, Homeland, 25 St Andrew's Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow1920Unmarried mothers with their babies.22no limit

Midlothian

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Home for Mothers and Babies, 17 Claremont Park, Edinburgh1924Unmarried expectant mothers (first child only); must be willing to remain three or four months after confinement; 10s; or by arrangement.12m/9 babiesunder 25
Lauriston Home / Haig Ferguson Memorial Mother and Baby Home, 4 Lauriston Park, Edinburgh1925 9 
Salvation Army Home, Bonnington Bank House, Ferry Road, Edinburgh1920Unmarried mothers with their babies.22 
Church of Scotland Home, Denhamgreen House, Edinburgh1918Mothers and infants; 5s.40no limit
Mother and Baby Home / Children's Home, 23 Lady Brae, Gorebridge1935 6 

Renfrewshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Gerard's Mother and Baby Home, Greenock Road, Bishoptonby 1972 43