Memorial suggestions sought
Aberlour would welcome a conversation on how we may best remember the children from Aberlour Orphanage buried in the cemetery at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Our chief executive SallyAnn Kelly has released this statement.
“We very much appreciate the sensitivity of this matter. Aberlour Orphanage was established in 1875 and provided a caring home to many thousands of children until its closure in 1967.
“Every child who died while in the care of the orphanage was buried individually and their graves marked by individual wooden crosses. Over time these deteriorated and a stone memorial was established in the graveyard to commemorate the children.
“We would welcome the opportunity to meet those with an interest and to discuss how each of these children can best be remembered in the most appropriate and sensitive manner. We would wish to include ex-orphanage residents in that conversation to make sure they are content with any proposals to honour their friends and relations.”
If you have been affected by this story and would like to share your views, please get in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Aberlour, Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ.