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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.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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?
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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.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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.
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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.
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Bangour Church by David Laurie, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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!
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