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Thread: Sunnyside Royal Hospital: Booth House, Scotland - January 2018

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    Default Sunnyside Royal Hospital: Booth House, Scotland - January 2018


    A trip back home is never complete unless Brewtal tried to access Sunnyside's main building with little success! I visited 5 times when I was up. I am a very determined individual! 4 of my visits involved wandering around the site alone at 5am in the morning. Its a bloody creepy place at that time. I loved it.

    I got very lucky with Booth House. I spotted the smallest access point when I was wandering around in the dark and decided to have a better look just when it was just starting to get light. Having had no joy at the main building I though sod it, I can squeeze through that. It was pretty horrible, and I could only just fit. I knew it was gonna suck because even my bag was difficult to get through! I have plenty of splinters and small shards of glass still embedded in my hands and neck as a result, but I managed. As I landed shoulders first onto a pile of broken glass I flopped down onto the ground and smiled to myself and wished prettyvacant71 was there because I know damn well fine she would've caught my graceful moment on video! :D

    This building was originally built as the Nurses Home 1931-35 to accommodate more staff before the name was changed to Booth House and the use changed to include the Munro Day Unit, pharmacy and nursing administration.

    The building was pretty much empty but has some nice original features. I was glad to see inside as I have never seen any pics from this building before.







    Well worth the early start and the squeeze to come away with pics like this!















































    Thanks for looking!

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    Nice pictures and a nice report. Picture 2 and 3 of the corridors and the sun just rising, well worth getting there at 5am. There is a website with a picture gallery showing the before photos of the hospital. Memories Of Sunnyside - Scotland's Oldest Asylum
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nice pictures and a nice report. Picture 2 and 3 of the corridors and the sun just rising, well worth getting there at 5am. There is a website with a picture gallery showing the before photos of the hospital. Memories Of Sunnyside - Scotland's Oldest Asylum
    Cheers mate. Yeah I've been on that site quite a lot!

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    I'm sure Booth House is one of the buildings holding up the redevelopment. Historic Scotland were at loggerheads with the site owners over the proposed demolition as I don't believe it's part of the 'masterplan'. The central corridor is a nice Art Deco focalpoint.
    Hoocha

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    Mate I have loved all your Sunnyside reports.love the fact you have covered nearly every building what others ain't got in.look forward to the rest
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Mate I have loved all your Sunnyside reports.love the fact you have covered nearly every building what others ain't got in.look forward to the rest
    Cheers mate! Will try n get the other 2 posted tonight!

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    Dude your definitely making up for your years of bad luck here!!! and you bloody well deserve to!!! I can't believe how many of the parts your gettin to see now Love that staircase and the tiled floor, and perfect timing at the corridor to capture that gorgeous sunrise
    Yeah gutted I missed the tight squeeze vid opportunity, you can't beat a good flop on the floor moment there will be more times ahead hahaha
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    Glad you finally got a bit :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pincheck View Post
    Glad you finally got a bit :)
    Aye cheers mate. Still got another report from there to post up! Done 5 parts of it now, will be traveling back soon so finish the rest off.

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