Friday, 24 August 2012

Abandoned Scotland

I was introduced to a series of videos which record areas of Scotland which have been left to rot.  Most of the series seems to have been filmed in the west but they're intriguing viewing.

This video focuses upon the old Botanic Gardens railway station in Kelvinside. I can nearly hear the crowds and chatter as people arrive for a day out at one of Glasgow's prime attractions.  It was closed permanently to passengers on 6 February 1939 with the line being closed on 5 October 1964.


Woodsy42 said...

SR, did you see this story which breathes a new life into disused undergraond stations?

subrosa said...

No I didn't Woodsy. Jings, that'll give someone grand ideas. :)

(Loved the way the access wall was built).

Demetrius said...

One of my very favourite sites is Disused Railway Stations. It has given me many happy hours. It has a full listing for the old Waverley Line amongst others.


Anon said...

Large chunks of Scotland have been abandoned.

- Aangirfan

subrosa said...

Thanks for that link Demetrius. Very absorbing and such detail.

subrosa said...

Indeed Aangirfan and not least some High Streets.

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