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Quarrier's Village

Quarrier's Village

Quarriers is a Scottish social care charity based in Quarrier's Village, Inverclyde. It provides care and support for people with disabilities, children and families, homeless young people, people with epilepsy and carers. In 2008 Quarriers was the largest non-church social charity in Scotland. It was founded in the late 19th. century by William Quarrier, a shoe retailer from Glasgow. He built the Orphan Homes of Scotland in Bridge of Weir, which were home to 800 children at a time and with expansion 1500. In modern times, these orphans' homes and associated buildings have been converted into private housing and some expansion has taken place with a new residential development.

 

Title: Quarrier's Village
Record Type: Buildings and Public Amenities
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 106549