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    Visited this place with the girlfriend and two none member on a quite miserable day,although it did brighten up a little later,this was huge sprawling site.a former gasification site that used coal to turn into gas.it once provided gas for twenty per cent of Scotland,the site was opened by the queen in 1961 and was owned by british gas.the site has changed hands several times and millions of pounds have been pumped into it.and in 1992 the then owners built a 120MW combined cycle gas turbine.sadly in Scotland most of the coal pits have been shut so the process was no longer viable.it carried on being a gas power station pumping it straight from the sea.the site shut down in 2011..parts of the site has been demolished,but lots to see here.lots of pipes and dials,sadly there is a gang of metal thieves on the site and they are blantantly stripping it for copper.working through every bit.they never give us any bother,a few buildings have been torched which is a shmae as my friend showed me some photos from even a few months back and te whole site was pristine.

    Looking out over the site



    The workshop.

















    The admin and offices next to the workshop had partly been burnt out.mostly upstairs,some bits remained intact downstairs









    Small stores building







    Looking out to the gasifier from the stores and workshop



    lots of lovely pipes and dials and wheels in around the gasifiers

















































    The turbine are housed in a building with tight sides so getting a shot was impossible so just a close up



    we managed to get into the intake fan section.it was a tight squeeze but worth it even though it was pitch black










    glad to be in the fresh air again after spending an hour in the fan bit





    the kitchen and office blocks had suffered fire damage too














    lots of hydrants about



    a smaller workshop





    Last edited by Mikeymutt; 11th Jan 18 at 20:06.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Love that! Thanks Mikey.

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    More photos coming soon sent it far too early.give me ten mins
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Changes done should be the full report now
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Wow this is amazing! So much to see, love the different colours! Looks like you had a good day despite the weather. Nice pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Wow this is amazing! So much to see, love the different colours! Looks like you had a good day despite the weather. Nice pics.
    Thank you it was lovely.spent the day here.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Changes done should be the full report now
    Even better!

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    Cannot beat industrial photography. Superb photographs.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Interesting site, the gasifier model in the offices was a work of art but sadly it got trashed a while ago.

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    Wow. That site looks huge and your photos are great.

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