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Lead or Rumour info - Rosslynlee Hospital Buildings - Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Jaffy, May 24, 2011.

  1. Jaffy

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    I just heard from a friend that there are a collection of derelict houses just to the south-east of Rosslynlee hospital, south of Edinburgh.

    I've had a quick look about (online) and it seems that they used to be connected with the hospital itself. Has anyone else considered these buildings before? They've definitely piqued my interest, as I've never had any chance to do any hospital/asylum buildings before.

    While I can't see them being of quite the same calibre as a lot of other hospitals, they're probably worth checking out just for the history of them.
     

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    Well I'll be damned. I did not even notice that. My friend said he saw cars and whatnot around the grounds, doesn't seem that even he realised it was closed down!

    It's on my to-do list now. Thanks Ben!
     
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    That's a nice one:

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    (but the HDR one is uber-kack)
     
  5. zuzu

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    Hi.
    My name is louise, and for 25 years i have lived in a house on the grounds of rosslynlee hospital happily and peacefully (well, until recently).

    I wonder if you would allow me to say something about this thread..... with the greatest of respect as i do understand the interest in old buildings...

    However... Since its closing down, the place we still call home, has been plagued with intruders at all hours of the day and night. We have to put up with cars arriving at any time between 11pm and 3am. people wandering around with torches and making noise with no regard for the fact some of us are trying to sleep and have work in the morning.. police cars and police dogs, alarms, security guards running around, all of this causing very disturbed sleep patterns. it has become a very frighting place and causes a lot of stress. I hardly sleep now and sit up most nights with all the lights on..
    while I appreciate that folks like to look at historical buildings ( I do so myself) I would ask that you consider those of us that still live here when publicising these buildings as derelict.

    The majority of the empty buildings are pretty new (1970s) and were built to house staff and their families. they are built in the style of council housing and hold little interest historically. the hospital itself has 24 hour security and believe me when i say they DO bring in the police dogs and they DO prosecute intruders.

    please please stop advertising this area as a place to come and explore. the fact that it is trespassing means most people turn up at night to investigate undercover of darkness and my home is close to the entrance gate so we hear every car engine and every car door banging. I would love to have a full week were i could rest easy and not get woken by visitors and police in the night.

    thank you for your consideration.
     
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    lOUISE;-
    Been there, done that & WE never DISTURBED ANYONE OR ANYTHING!
    As for your 'security', never seen them or maybe we were just too damn good at getting in, our pics and getting out again.
    overall;-FUCKING RESULT!!!!!
     
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    Louise, I can understand that it is annoying - however it's pretty unlikely to be explorers disturbing your sleep. For one thing, we much prefer daylight for photography in places like this.

    It's much more likely to be the metal thieves who flock to any closed hospital, I'm afraid.
     
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    Ben is absolutely right - I think most of us will totally sympathise with your situation but...welcome to the world the rest of us live in - people at the pub next door to me scream, argue, fight, slam doors, screech around the car park and generally piss me off until 3am and even during the day/evening their ****ing karaoke and terrible cover bands are enough to put a serious cramp on my quality of life!:) I could make formal complaint but then I risk opening up a whole other set of problems.

    I have visited Rosslynlee myself - I came quietly, parked some distance away, walked around the grounds quietly (said hello to a couple of horse-riders and walkers) explored the buildings, touched and damaged nothing, took nothing, and left as quietly as I came - you would never have known I was there.

    As Ben says I'm pretty sure the majority of people you are talking about are people who are inconsiderate arses who make life miserable for anyone unlucky enough to be around them no matter where you come across them and are probably there for reasons other than photography which, again as Ben says, isn't really a night-time activity anyway.

    You have my sympathy, but unfortunately I don't know what you can do to rid the world of stupid, inconsiderate people, and most of the people on this forum will be like me - they want to see the buildings, alert no-one's attention, and leave without causing incident or hassle of any kind.
     
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    Same as ASOM and Ben, we leave only footprints and take only photographs. The folks disturbing you are the vandals, graffers and metal thieves that we all despise.
     
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    Louise, 2 things from what you've said make me convinced that it is metal thieves you are witnessing and not explorers. For one thing, if it is indeed between the hours of 11pm to 3am, then that is highly unlikely to be explorers and much more of the metal-thief-witching-hour. The second thing is that they make a lot of noise and shine torches around? Well, explorers on the whole tend to be extremely quiet and respectful of property and any sleeping neighbours.

    A lot of us have been to this hospital, myself included and we certainly have not caused any noise, damage or (as far as Im aware) received any threat of security/police/dogs. For me, it was a lovely peaceful afternoon wander around a rather nice building... took photographs, left without a trace of ever being there.

    It is good that security are more on the ball there now, as hopefully that will deter any more metal thieves attempting to ransack and destroy what is a lovely building. I hope this sets your mind at rest that we are not the culprits of damage and that your (obviously understandable) anger should be vented towards those who go there with the intent of damage, which is certainly not us. We all share the hobby of preserving and documenting buildings of character... NOT destroying them.
     
  11. Sed

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    Can I just say well done to BenCooper, Asom, Jayell and Catbalou for their replies to Louise, and what a shame that Magpie felt he had to make that contribution to the thread. Yes Louise was mistaken in thinking that the problems were due to explorers, but she was very polite and very understanding in her attitude towards us. I am not sure what she had said to possibly get that reply from Magpie, and his reply I am sure made her think that all explorers are complete cocks. Thankfully some of the more mature members on here came on with some very balanced replies which proved that explorers are normal respectable people who can discuss something properly and like grown ups.
    Magpie, I have never met you, I don't know you, and I don't want to fall out with you, but I do think possibly you could tone down some of your replies a little bit to people on here. I am sure you found your reply very funny, but I bet Louise didn't and your reply certainly wouldn't build any bridges between explorers and others.
     
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