THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 22 JULY 1950
ARDGARE HOUSE OPENED. BRITISH LEGION REST HOME.
Ardgare House, Shandon, near Garelochhead, was officially opened yesterday afternoon as a British Legion rest home by the Countess of Eglinton and Winston.
Ardgare is the second Legion rest home to be opened in Scotland within the last 18 months. The first was Bradbury House at North Berwick. This latest home, situated within beautiful grounds, commands a magnificent outlook over the Gareloch and was formerly the home of Lt-Col R G Sillars, who gave it to the British Legion.
The Legion in Scotland, through the Earl Haig fund, have adapted and furnished this mansion as a centre where ex-servicemen and women and their adult dependents can recuperate.
The Countess felt it was not only the beginning of a new holiday home, but the launching of a great adventure in Scotland. On of the advantages that volunteer organisations possessed in these days of the welfare state and planned economy was that they could extend sympathy to men and women and act on the spot without too much form filling, she said.