Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

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Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

Post by Moray_Lass » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Huntly is much further north, near the border with Moray - so you are lookin at more than one Astral House.

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Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

Post by ChipChip » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:10 am

Welcome to the Astral Club.
I realise that your point is related to the post by 'Currie'. However, I don't think that any of us has an issue with the possibility that there was/is more than one Astral House in Scotland.
See my post to him which follows.

Thank you for your interesting response.
Since receiving it I have carried out other investigations which have not reached a specific conclusion. I have not downloaded the actual newspaper items to get all the detail but it seems fairly clear that there was a similar place called Astral House in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen is about 65 miles north of Dundee and Huntly is about 40 miles northwest of Aberdeen. A general search on the internet does not seem to bring up the Huntly premises and that is why I was unaware of it.
The former counties of Angus and Aberdeen were next door to each other. Although they both had to follow national health service guidelines they were independent to a degree and had separate local health service policies. It therefor seems unusual that they both would choose the same Astral House name for an apparently similar building/facility.
I am still befuddled - but not through drink. On the plus side, today is reasonably clear and I can see the Archives on the distant horizon.

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