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    Sunnyside was the oldest surviving asylum in Scotland with a history of 230 years before it finally closed its doors in 2011.built to the north of Montrose on sunnyside farm in 1858 after moving a small distance from a smaller site built in 1781.due to overcrowding the site was expanded further.with a new house built in 1899 called Carnegie house named after the original founder mrs Carnegie.two more villas were constructed a few years later to provide additional accommodation.cottages were built for married staff and single staff lived on site.during the wars the hospital was one of the few not used for the war effort,but this meant that they had to take on more paitents from other hospitals putting a huge strain on the hospital.as a lot of the doctors and nurses had gone of too serve the country.in 1948 the national health of scotland took over the running of the hospital and renamed it the royal mental hospital of Montrose.later in 1962 it was renamed to royal sunnyside hospital.the site closed due to a new 20 million pound hospital being built and more care in the community..I visited this with the girlfriend as we were on holiday and we had a hotel booked a little way from it.the main building is massive and undamaged and the decay is slowly setting in,for me the highlight was the main recreation hall with its stunning wood ceiling.there was a few original bits left with the original cells and the dining area.a lot had been converted to a more modern purpose.there is several outbuildings which we did not get time to cover as time was running short.but I really enjoyed my visit here and it was a lovely relaxed explore.

    the front of the main building



    One of the many interconnecting corridors



    A couple of the newer wards and other modern bits











    Main reception





    Main entrance



    Seminar room



    Main dining hall













    Main kitchen area with corridor leading to dining room and storage rooms

















    Old wards with cells on lower floor













    Upper floor cells

















    Heading up to the top levels the lift is a newer one placed in the original shaft





    Large room next to the main hall



    The main hall with stage an viewing balcony











    Some of the older bits up top.with some old empty wards





















    Body fridge



    More externals







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    Aw mate your pics are just amazing, been dying to see your report! Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    Aw mate your pics are just amazing, been dying to see your report! Great work!
    Glad you liked them mate.i guessed you have been waiting for this one.cheers brewtal.hope it all goes well for you
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    Probably one of your best reports so far. What an interesting place.

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    Absolutely stunning Mikey, thank you.

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    I love seeing pictures from this place. Such a stunning building :) great pics Mikeymutt!

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    Superb pictures and this is quite a comprehensive report. Maybe your best report for 2017?
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    How mega is that? Amazing place. Like the asylums we used to have South of the border in the old days. You nailed that Mikey. Some of the panneling in those rooms is epic.

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    That's bloody huge, how many days did it take you to get round, lovely report and pics Mikey, Thanks
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    Amazing photos of an amazing place, very untouched! One hell of a good report. Top work!

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