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Abandoned Hospital Hartwood Video – September 2011

After going to another location which wasn’t as successful we decided to visit the abandoned hospital in Hartwood. The remains of Hartwood Hospital, an 19th century psychiatric hospital with imposing twin clock towers, are the main feature of the village, even after its closure under the direction of the Lanarkshire Health Board in 1998. Like many other Victorian institutions in the area such as Gartloch Hospital, Stonyetts, Lennox Castle and Kirklands, the inception of the Community Care Act (1990) gave […]

Govanhill Baths – September 2011

As part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Day we took the opportunity to visit Govanhill Baths which have been closed for several years. Since the closure of the baths there has been an ongoing campaign to have them reopened and to service the local community once again. (Click for larger image)   For us Govanhill Baths hold quite a few memories as one member of the team learned to swim here whilst another swam for the swimming club once based here, […]

Glasgow Botanic Gardens Underground Station – Billy Campbell Video

Why this video hasn’t even got 1000 views is completely beyond me, this is certainly one of the best exploring videos I’ve seen on YouTube. This was done before we visited the botanic gardens back in March last year. I think it captures the station perfectly. Unfortunately it looks like Billy never went to many places exploring (or hasn’t shared many of his videos) but I would definitely like to see some more of his brilliant work. You can see […]

Glenfarg Railway Tunnels Video – July 2011

We love a good railway tunnel, planning to go to Glenfarg after going through the tunnels at the botanic gardens in Glasgow really whet the appetite for more. The Glenfarg railway tunnels were part of the Perth to Kinross line, due to the terrain the North British Railway had to construct two tunnels with 4 miles of each other. The line was closed on the 15th June 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenfarg You can see the video […]

Abandoned Railway Station Cumberland Street Video – May 2011

Over the years and to this day we frequently pass by Cumberland Street Station, only once have we ever seen the boarding peeled back with an entry point and we made sure to capitalise on it. After going to numerous different failed locations it was a stroke of luck to see the entrance to this station. It was developed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway in 1900, as a replacement for Main Street station, Gorbals, following the doubling of […]

Dunmore House – Guest Article

Ray Statter visited Dunmore House and shared his great video on our facebook page. In 1820-22 the 5th Earl of Dunmore commissioned the architect William Wilkins to build Dunmore Park, a magnificent mansion very similar to Dalmeny House completed a few years previously. It was occupied by the family until their departure in 1911 and remained as a private home until 1961. After a short spell as a girls school from then until 1964 it was abandoned. Although substantial parts […]

Cathkin Park football stadium (Home of Third Lanark) Video – May 2011

Another old video we done last year, the park formerly contained a football stadium, which had played host to organised football since 1884. It was originally known as Hampden Park (the second by that name) and was owned by Queen’s Park. When Queen’s Park moved to the third (and current) Hampden Park, they sold the ground to Third Lanark, who renamed it New Cathkin Park. More information can be viewed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathkin_Park The park is currently undergoing a push for […]

Gray Dunn & Co – January 2012

Our first proper explore of the year saw us visit an old biscuit factory in the south side of Glasgow. Originally owned by Gray Dunn & Co the company was later taken over by Bisland Brothers Bakery and is the home of Blue Ribands and the Caramel Wafer (so we read anyway!). The building is fairly large and if you’re a regular driver of the M8 motorway you’ve probably driven passed it without realising what it was. Each floor has […]

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand Video – January 2012

Kelvingrove Park bandstand has hosted many bands and groups over the years, sitting next to Glasgow University it is in a prime position for students. The bandstand dates from around 1924 -25 and it was used all the way up until the mid 1990’s. I actually wanted to include a short clip of the bandstand from the 20’s but was quoted a fee that there’s no way I could justify which was a shame as it looked incredible. Fortunately other […]

Firs Park Football Stadium- July 2011

Firs Park Football Stadium is the former home of East Stirlingshire F.C. which is slightly surprisingly in Falkirk. The stadium was closed at the end of the 2007/2008 season with the club ground sharing with Stenhousemuir. We visited 3 years on from when it was closed and were surprised that so much had been left behind by the club, and the fact that it was still there. The stadium had an overall capacity of 1800 with only 200 of those […]