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Craiginches Prison

Historic Photographs
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Craiginches Prison
Historic Photographs
Craiginches Prison
The remains of Craiginches Prison, also known as HMP Aberdeen, in 2016. The buildings have been demolished and the ground leveled. The Victorian prison was closed in January 2014, after 124 years of operation. It was shut down, along with HMP Peterhead, to make way for HMP Grampian.

The demolition was carried out by Fraserburgh firm David Smith Contractors. The site of the former prison is to be developed into modern housing and used to widen Wellington Road. This photograph was submitted to the Silver City Vault by Alison Murray, a member of staff at Airyhall Library.
Alison Murray
Aberdeen Local Studies
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