Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Scotland'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • General Discussion & Forum information
    • Forum information
    • Just take a moment & say Hi
    • General Discussion
  • Exploration Forums
    • Military Sites
    • Industrial Locations
    • Hospitals & Asylums
    • Public buildings, Education & Leisure
    • Underground Explores
    • High Places
    • Manors, Mansions & Residential
    • Religious Sites
    • Anything Else
  • Other Forums
    • Video Reports
    • Short Reports
    • Themed Threads

Categories

  • About the Forum
  • Urban Exploring information
  • Photography and camera advice
  • Technical Help

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Website URL


Location


Interests

Found 80 results

  1. Another boring topic from my venture up North. Nothing much to say about this wee derp farm, spotted it from the main road, a quick de-tour and few photos later, you have this! Derp. Thanks for looking!
  2. Another installment from my Northern trip of Scotland to meet a good friend, this one was a random find, whilst driving around the local area I spotted a derp out of the corner of my eye, off I went to see. It was right next to a modern house, but thankfully it was an unused holiday home I think. Hiding my car round the back a quick walk down to see if entry was possible, rain started heavily falling. There must have been about a billion sheep in the front garden, but I soon found the most awkward entry point possible. Quickly heading back to get my camera bag I was soon struggling my way inside. I felt very uneasy being inside this one, which is unusual for me. There was quite a lot of stuff left in the front room, but I didn't quite have time too look through it all as light was really starting to fade. Just as I began to feel relaxed I heard the beeping of a car horn, OH FUCK, I quickly finished my shot, gathered my gear and got out. Back to my car, to realise it was sheep farmer just down the road trying to herd his sheep off the road. A quick wave to him and I was off. Thanks for looking!!
  3. When I first seriously started exploring, like many others you search the forums for local places to go too, well one that I always wanted to do was this lovely old Lodge set deep in the highlands. Back in the early days of UK exploring this was very popular, but I never somewhow managed to get myself that far north for one reason or another. After doing a good bit of research I decided on a area that looked very promising for small residential properties that had been left behind. Near this area, just happened to be the Coco Chanel House. It was the first stop of my trip, not knowing what to expect, having not seen pics from here in a number of years I was wary if it was even still empty. Arriving after walking down a long boggy back road, it been appearing through the thick pine trees, but there was a few other houses and they definitely seemed to be occupied between my approach and the Lodge. The house to my left was defo occupied I could hear a dog running about. Not wanting to turn back, I just decided to play the southern knob and blag my way out if seen. I needn't had worried, I waltzed straight down into the open back door, and had the place to myself for a couple hours! To be fair work has started on this place, with some of the rotten timbers being replaced and being tidied up some. But there was still plenty nice features and of course the remnants of the Coco Chanel interior. Luckily there is still some genuine Coco Chanel printed wallpaper remaining and the fireplaces of course. There we have it, not a lot left, but some lovely details for a grand old Scottish lodge. Thanks for looking!!
  4. Not a massive place, but a nice wee explore. Found on one of my random road trips in my local area, driving along a country back road, I spot this place up on top of a hill, a quick U-turn and popped up a long bumpy farm track, to get a few quick photos, no stealthyness or long trek, drive right up to the farm be quick and get out! Who doesn't love a bit of shag on the stairs, hallway, bedrooms and of course the bathroom! I was originally going to call this farm from something like Farthing Farm, because of all the dead birds and animals But after a quick look around the outbuildings I saw this!! Thanks for looking!!
  5. The Tartan Tiger Bar hidden away and almost forgotten for many years is this lovely, yet mostly untouched bar in the depths of grand building in rural Scotland. The roofs are collapsing in several areas, it reeks of damp and mould, sounds like a perfect explore to me!! A long early morning drive I found myself wandering along a lovely little river, following its banks to avoid unwanted attention, I made the dash across a road and up through the long overgrown winding track which took me to the Bar. Quickly finding my way inside, I was amazed to see so much left behind, bottles, seats, plates, full kitchen equipment, photos from the bars regulars enjoying parties. One slight problem it was very very very dark the further you went in, almost dungeon like Thanks for looking!!
  6. A rainy Sunday afternoon, out for a drive and decided a chance my luck on visiting a prison I had known about for a good while, but knew it had on site security. Fuck it I thought, chance my luck and drive up to the gate, called the number and Mr Secca Man was happy to give me the keys and wander around this lovely little prison for a couple hours. Signing myself into the log book, I asked him if anyone had been in before me, naw he said, your the first! I think he was happy for the company and chat, must be quite a boring job! Not much decay for my tastes, but since it is due for demolition soon, it could be my last chance. The Officers / Admin House The Prison Thanks for looking!
  7. Out and about looking for derps, drove past this interesting place by the roadside, turns out the cottage was lasted used as an office for a small firm. Quite shit, but hey worth a couple pics Not the best, but far from the worst I've done, still another one ticked off the list and a 40 min explore done
  8. This explore was a fairly random find for myself, after a day out looking around my local area some locations I had spotted previously I passed this place unexpectedly. A quick stop, run along and peek in the windows to check if it was empty and had potential, creeping up behind the building peering in the small back window, it a cracking looking vintage cooker it looked like it had potential!! A week or two passes before I return to avert any suspicious neighbours wondering why my car would be parked up close by. After my first look, I was excited to get in and have a proper look around, I wasn't disappointed! This place has lots more to offer, and need revisit it sometime to capture more have a proper look around, there are a couple more photos on my Flickr, if you are interested to see more! Thanks for looking!
  9. Birkwood Asylum dates from the 1860's and closed in 2002. The most attractive of the buildings and the feture of this report is the old Birkwood House which was constructed in 1819 and was a stately home until the 1860's when an additional wing was added and the Asylum established. Many additional buildings were added over the years within the grounds which are all now crumbing and falling apart while the old stone built stately home remains! Supposedly haunted by some doctor who was killed by a patient in one of the pink coloured wards upstairs the site has become a frequently visited location for 'ghost hunters' infact we saw some on our first trip here but thankfully this time we had the place to ourselves. Visited with Baron Scotland and Lowri, we mainly just went for the spiral staircase but I snapped a few other shots before we moved on to the next location. Currently developers are working on the building as part of a £50 million rennovation and I believe some new contractor lighting has been installed on the staircase. Anyways on with the photos! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Few more photos and high res copies of the ones above on my website: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2014/06/15/urbex-asylum-b-somewhere-scotland-april-2014-revisit/
  10. Not much info on the history of this rather nice Cottage, however there is a lot of information on the owners found inside. The man who lived her was David Sharp and also I believe his brother Victor, two of three brothers, the third being Douglas. Born around 1927, David and his Brother Victor went on to become Sheep Farmers eventually buying the Farm Shearers in his early twenties. David lived in this cottage for a good 60 years, his last known occupancy being around 2005, working his life as a Sheep Farmer all those days. I believe David passed away in 2007, his 80th year. Living in the same cottage for some 60 years he became a bit of a recluse, working, living, hoarding in the farm. Living near the bread line for many years this Gentleman ended up becoming a bit of an alcholic and developing ppor health in later years. I found this place a while back and been waiting patiently to explore it, waiting for one of those rare Scottish Bluebird days. This today turned out to be one of the best explores I've had in my local area. Spending around 5 hours here looking around getting true sense of what this Gent lived through and learning about his life. This is Shearer's Cottage. First entering the Cottage, it was soon to hit me this would be awesome. Thank you for looking!
  11. Been a while since I last got round to uploading a set and doing a report on here, so a bit rusty, I present to you The Fly Agaric Cottage. Having a crazy alien come spend a couple days at my federation space shuttle deployment centre. After an initial pleasantries, an agreement between the grizzly bearded mongrel and the alien invader was set in place to visit a couple of Scotland's finest well protected and preserved residential dwellings. Prior to departure for the fine examples of derp dwellings, a night of festivities had to be conducted. After several other worldy concoctions, the beer googles and cider visor was firmly in place and a solid nights slumber ended a night of much laughter and race relations between the intrepid explorers. The time came for departure and a wild space race ensued with meteoroid dodging and asteroid belt of razor edged mountainous rocks, the race was an impending carnage or tragedy waiting to happen, until full reverse thrust was applied and grizzly mongrel and crazy alien found themselves in a strange new world. Climbing the gates of Black Cow Gate, the adventurers saw mystical erratically wandering clouds in the distance, as they grew closer, black snarling faces grew upon them, the adventurers presence were obviously not welcome in this new world. "We must move forward" shouted the grizzly mongrel, "follow the Ent like creatures" screamed the alien. The ent like creatures swayed in the wind offering protection from the snarling fluffy clouds. Finally the adventures reached civilisation... Entering the imposing castle, the adventurers were relieved to find they had in-fact found safety. It was time for the weary travelers to return to the shuttle and head off at warp speed to a new world, they ran from the castle, hurrying past the fluffy clouds who had gathered menacingly at the door, their snaring faces foaming at the mouth!! Finally they made it back to the shuttle, unscathed, but the did learn a lesson that day! Don't mess with the Fly Agaric! Stussy & Oldskool
  12. I've fallen behind quite a bit with posting reports, because I have been exploring so much lately. To speed things up a bit I've decided to post a several smaller ones in one post. These are from a trip I took in July to the far reaches of Scotland, almost every one I went into was a bit a little bit special. So first up was the day three of the adventure and nineth explore of the trip. First Chance Cottage On a miserable rainy day, this was the first opporunity that presented itself for an explore! Little derp next door, not much going on inside it though. Pink Carpet Cottage Number #11 on the trip, lovely n pink! Lords Helper Cottage Number #13 on the trip, this more new styled Cottage, full of religious items. Teddy's Gathering Cottage Last explore of the day was this surprising little cottage which was once the home of a soft toy maker. Thanks for looking!
  13. Took a few days to go round some new Scottish locations I had found, ended up doing 16 locations over 3/4 days, didn't find any really amazing locations but a lot with nice bits to them all, so throwing some of the better shots into this one report. If you would like to see any more of the places, you will find them on my Flickr, the website is a little behind atm Anchor Cottage Ram Cottage Sinners Cottage Lobster Cottage Mary's Cottage Mario Cottage Spinners Cottage Horn Cottage Rat Cottage Vinyl Cottage TV Cottage Peebles Cottage Bird Cottage Black House
  14. Not much history on this weirdly superb explore, situated in the rolling hills of Scotland, a country estate owner created a mini religious haven / retreat for himself. This small report is over 3 of the buildings within the estate, first up... The Garden Room The Chapel The Residence Thanks for looking
  15. So, after discovering a thread I convinced my camera club that Loudon would be worth a wee visit. We set off this evening to explore and take some photos. Remarkably easy to get in, despite the big gate - it was just a matter of walking around the outside of the gate and then up to driveway to the castle. That's it really - you have complete access to the site. To be honest it appears to be far from abandoned - in fact it is very well looked after. The grass is mown and everything appears to be largely undamaged. Many of the rides have been taken down and removed but there was still a fair bit to see. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
  16. Last post on the July trip I promise, but still more to some after these (another three adventures). Lady's View Cottage Perched on top of a hill overlooking a stunning inlet of the sea, beautiful!! Dirt Cottage Hidden in amongst some trees not far from Lady's View was this little hidden secret. Oldies View Last two explores sat nicely beside each other with some of the best views of the trip, superb way to end the trip to the far reaches of Scotland. Squatters Holiday Just down the hill from Oldies View, this place seemed to have been recently used by a squatter. As Always there are loads more pics of all these places on my Flickr on the link below. Thanks for taking the time to look at my pics!
  17. Last Collection of pics from the tour of far reaches of Scotland. Day 4 = Explore #15 Radio Cottage Fishermans Cottage This was one of the best finds of the trip, a fully loaded cottage and even a gun! Woobly Cottage This place shook with every step! Chaise Cottage Scotlands version of Chaise Abbey, or not! Thanks for looking!!!
  18. Well its not a quite a cottage, and it was quite manky in places with used bog paper and toiletries and raw food packaging lying around. It was a quick visit to the Seamans Discharge Hoose! Thanks for looking!!
  19. Too finish off day 1 of the trip (yes the 5/6 previous posts were all in one day!) It was probably a perfect way to end it before heading off to camp and have a couple whisky's in front of a fire! The Blue Chair Tea Party is one of my personal faves from the whole trip, so I may go a bit pic crazy here! Thanks for looking!!
  20. Two explores in one, a kinda crappy cottage and a suprisngly quaint church in a former Mill building! Half Cottage, only half of it remained! Mill Church Thanks for looking!!
  21. Haven't posted a set of pics on here for a couple weeks, but I have been a very busy explorer. Completed to trips, one in Scotland to see some of the best cottages / crofts / residental explores I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. More recently I was on a Euro explore, but those pics are still in the works. The Scottish adventure lasted 5 days, and the quality and quantity of potential explores was unbelievable, this one will take a couple re-visits to get through the sheer volume of places I have identified. To kick things off, the first explore of the trip was the Blue Stove Cottage. What a cracking wee find to start the adventure, lots more to come! Thanks for looking!
  22. Second explore of the trip was this superb little derelict cottage, my jaw dropped when I had a little wander about! The Cottage of Three Hats (Scotlands attempt of Belgiums 5 Hats) The views from this lonely cottage was simpy breath taking! Thanks for looking!!
  23. Third find of the trip was the unassuming wee cottage on the cliffside. The Yellow Chair Cottage. Thanks for looking!!
  24. After being out of exploring for a almost 2 months, I got back on the scene with this nice wee find. Have previosuly visited here before with Mad Max, but my SD Card corrupted and lost 6 locations for that day. So will get round to visiting them all again. This old Farmhouse was built in 1827 outside a small town and original was part of a mill. It appears to have been abandoned for sometime little bit trashed in some parts and a few things have gone missing since my first visit, but still well worth the trip! This is the Rabbit Farmhouse. Coming down the driveway it is very inviting. The kitchen is very dark and as someone pointed out it the collection could be from Dexter. The living room, with a superb collection of Osman & Sons Cow Medicine Bottles Upstairs is well lit and some nice pics to be had. There is a good bit more to this place, but the heavy rain forced me to leave it for another day. Thanks for looking!
  25. These photos were taken at the derelict Dunaskin brick works near Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, Scotland It used to be the base for a heritage centre until funding was withdrawn in 2005. The Ayrshire railway preservation group use the site which means access is good and there are some interesting locos, carriages etc to see.
×