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Bangour Village Hospital

Took a nip up there yesterday after seeing something on the news last week.

what a eerie place......it looks like they just boarded evrything up and left.











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Alex Glass

Fantastic Fastnet

Never heard about this place before.

Great photos
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Alex Glass

Any from inside Fastnet  
fastnet

Not really Alex.............apart from these with the camera stuck through the broken windows.







Alex Glass

Brilliant Fastnet

Looks like you had a great day out
fastnet

Alex....................It's a good place for pictures.

very unusual as well.

and nobody to bother you.

Also we went from here to Linlithgow palace and then onto the Falkirk wheel.

so look out for more pics.
James

 Great pics, especially the bus stops...  



James H
cybers

Pretty sure i posted some on here a while ago.
Place was earmarked for major investment by private developer (Luxury Apts)
It seems to have died a death though.
Site is used by Lothian and Borders Rapid Entry teams for training.
They put all sorts of locks thru the usual how fast can we get in scenario's
They also train police dogs on search and find and you really need to have your wits about you some days as the Police Traffic Depts use it too.

I have even seen L&B Fire Brigade up in the nurses block doing some training.

Pretty sure an ex-member on here got into a bit of a sticky situation for ahem a bit of OLP.


Be Warned the place has extensive security and is patrolled by onsite guards in vans.

Walking round is not a problem but trying to get in is not taken lightly.

Oh and there is signs everywhere saying all dogs must be kept on a lead.
Sound advice indeed as you don't want it eaten by a police hound.





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Great pics cybers.

also............did i mention this was the hospital where i was born ????









cybers

Probably explains why it finished its life as a psychiatric care unit    

In there most weekends as its a great place to walk my pooch !!!
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cybers................          









iiisecondcreep

Nice pics, never heard of this place either. So is it alright to walk about on site taking pics as long as you're not trying to get in?
fastnet

Yes.....you can just walk around the place.

A lot of people walk their dogs there as well.

there is security on site as well but they don't bother you as long as you are not up to anything dodgy.
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Some more pics.....









cybers

I was allowed to ride my bike round there one day last year at 6 am...
Smashed 175 along the back straight  
but was annahilated by the boy on the HIYABiya
dickyhart

The place was used as a set for a  movie called the "The jacket"

Well worth a watch.  very strange film though

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366627/

if you do see it, watch for a a cameo role, from fish from marillion.

also your allowed to into the church if you arrange it with security. last time i heard anyway. if they find out your hunting ghosts, except the piss to be taken and security becoming very unhelpful.
Cuban

Some nice externals there, looks like you had a good day for it.
cybers

Update ...
Church now getting used for storage, no access anymore.
Some internals are collapsing throughout the site and the copper fairies have moved in leaving exposed manholes all over the place.
According to an unamed source some of the 'A' listers are in dire need of a fire to preserve the integrity of the masonry as when the floors go they are damaging walls in the process.

mrsam

Bangour village hospital

Howdy y'all

First visit to an amazing site
For info search this site for title of thread as I'm just gonna show some pics. Also as I am a detail person the pics are of details mostly


Fountain


Church door


"In case of fire"


Poster


Film document


Telephone directory front page


Dedication plaque


Toilets


Paperwork


'The shop'

Mr Sam (planning to go back)

cybers

Thread already exists m8 HERE
mrsam

I did search honest gove...

Mods can the threads be amalgamated or do you want me to repost this and let this thread wither and die??

Mr Sam
cybers

I believe you as i had to use a few search string meself to find it...
Place is local to me and you need to be careful up there where you enter as the plod use it as a training facility.
DollyGirl

My first post! :)

Hola. I've lurked a little bit and these forums are pretty cool. These pictures are awesome. I'm a Londoner these days but I was born in Bangour General too and I really want to go and have a look next time I'm visiting. However, I can't find much information on the site as it is today. I'm hoping this little bump might help if anybody knows?

Thanks,
Newbie
Stuball

It's near Dechmont.. can't miss the entrance. You can park up at it and walk into the grounds
cybers

Its in a pretty sad state as the funding for maintaining the grounds and villas is cut back. Security is supposedly getting removed from the site which will be a nightmare due to its location and getting replaced by one of these cheaper mobile maintenance teams. You need to also watch which days you go and pay attention to any signs posted on the gates or within the grounds as it is used by several Police Forces and Fire Services for training purposes ...usually in well taped off areas but the last you want to do is startle a big polis dug  
Davie Thistle

....my middle daughter was born there,

we stay'd in Livingston at the time, 1979.
and I mind chasing the ambulance all the way,

I was driving a Triumph 2000 and STILL cou'dnt keep up with it!
sh*te affa shiney shovel it went!

Sad to see the place so run down.
fastnet

Davie Thistle wrote:
....my middle daughter was born there,

we stay'd in Livingston at the time, 1979.
and I mind chasing the ambulance all the way,

I was driving a Triumph 2000 and STILL cou'dnt keep up with it!
sh*te affa shiney shovel it went!

Sad to see the place so run down.


I was born there as well mate........Although it was at the maternity unit of the general which is long gone.
cybers

Aye the knocked it doon when you were born in Area 51 of the closed site  
fastnet

Well Davie's daughter was born there in 1979.

So I'm happy if they knocked it down after I was born....
cybers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangour_Village_Hospital
fastnet

cybers wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangour_Village_Hospital


For some reason I thought it closed earlier than 2004...
cybers


Bangour Church by David C Laurie, on Flickr
fastnet

Great pic.

Wouldn't mind a wee look in there...
cybers

New hardcore Irish security mob onsite ... Ironically they are there to keep the scrap fairies at bay .... Followed me round and round for ages. as they had nuffin better to do and the sun was out.
Alex Glass

cybers wrote:

Bangour Church by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Lovely photo Cybers

We need to get together sometine so you can teach me a few of your we tricks.

cybers


I just point and shoot ... oh and bracket. canny forget the bracket.
and an ND8 neutral grad filter  
Alex Glass

Aye right      
iiisecondcreep

Bangour Hospital to be turned into homes

http://news.stv.tv/east-central/3...ney-film-to-be-turned-into-homes/
cybers

They have been telling us that for years and it falls through. When they closed the doors in 2000 there was supposedly a developer in the wings ready to transform this into West Lothian's Showpiece Residential Village. Then that developer went bust and a new name was kicked around for a while. Speaking with a surveyor on site as i walk my dog here he said the finest thing that could happen would be a series of fires as that would protect the buildings from collapse and give developers a bit more of a blank canvas when applying for planning permission...

I await the flames.
IBrown

What I find interesting about this hospital is that during WW1 it was No1 General Hospital Scottish Command, Edinburgh and like Stobhill Hospital Glasgow (Nos 3&4) Ambulance Trains ran to it. Unlike Stobhill, the station and where it was on the branch are well documented - used to be on the web, can't find the Article now. Web sources suggest the church has a military connection, and was being preserved because of that?
cybers

All mention of the station seems to be as you said "unavailable" Ian there used to be a huge article on its branchline with photos of the station in use but its hard to even find photos of it. The evidence of the branch is still there along with the platforms but seriously overgrown. I tried for a while to find out when the line actually was removed but even the local library is short on history of the village never mind the rail link.
st200

Had a wee wander round on Monday,no grief from security but very busy with walkers.

Honeysuckle Cottage at Bangour

Honeysuckle Cottage with ghost upstairs

The Shop at Bangour Hospital

The shop

Bangour Hospital


Chapel at Bangour Hospital


Gateway Cottage at Bangour

Gateway Cottage

Driveway to Bangour

First time at Bangour for me,quite a place in its day.
cybers

Up there almost every Saturday, Honeysuckle Cottage is the security office did you happen to see the wee white transit connect that tours the site. Fecker almost ran my dog over while speeding on the site.
cybers


Bangour Church by David Laurie, on Flickr

Playing around with the new toy my wife bought me.
IBrown

IBrown wrote:
What I find interesting about this hospital is that during WW1 it was No1 General Hospital Scottish Command, Edinburgh and like Stobhill Hospital Glasgow (Nos 3&4) Ambulance Trains ran to it. Unlike Stobhill, the station and where it was on the branch are well documented - used to be on the web, can't find the Article now. Web sources suggest the church has a military connection, and was being preserved because of that?


I need to correct what I said previously about Bangour hospital - I got it badly wrong. I've since extended the scope of my WW1 research to cover all four General Hospitals in Scotland, and Edinburgh General Hospital was in fact the site of existing Western General, known as Craigleith Hospital in those days, and was No2 General Hospital, not No1.

No1 was Aberdeen, which was located on 5 sites in Aberdeen.

Bangour was known as a Military Hospital. Originally, a Military Hospital was a specific Class of Hospital opened by the War Office in asylums administered by the Board of Control. There were 8 in Scotland, not all of them in asylums!
cybers


Link
Beano

Cool mate, didn't take you long too master the whirlybird thingy  

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