It was appropriate that while the country struggles to come to terms with the cost of living crisis, and the government tries its best to justify tax cuts for rich people at the same time, Paul and I decided to escape to Applecross for three days exploring in the wilds. The Gaelic for Applecross is … Continue reading Seeking Sanctuary in A’ Chomraich
The Old Cottage Chair
While walking the West Highland Way last week, I managed to find some urbex action. Even with sore legs, I resisted the urge to sit on this old chair.
Gartloch Hospital – Monday 7th April 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPeomAZzzzw Visited Gartloch Hospital on Monday on the recommendation of a new like-minded chum. It was closed in 1996 after serving patients for 100 years as a hospital/asylum. It is now in the process of being redeveloped into a "luxury village". Shortly before its closure, it was used in the BBC television series Takin' Over … Continue reading Gartloch Hospital – Monday 7th April 2014
Glen O’ Dee Hospital – Sunday 2nd March 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyGePI_a70s Our latest explore, the old Glen O' Dee Hospital in Banchory. The original building was built in 1900 and started its life as Nordrach on Dee Hospital, a sanctuary for tuberculosis patients. When TB died down it served as a luxury hotel (when it became "Glen O' Dee"), but was taken over during the … Continue reading Glen O’ Dee Hospital – Sunday 2nd March 2014