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Report - Gartcosh Asylum April 2012 (pic heavy)


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Visited with Scattergun, nice to meet up mate, had a good laugh.

The visit passed without incident, I think the place had been accessed recently as it was all a bit too easy to get in.

In the main building where the nice ceiling is there were 3 ladders on the floor in the canteen area (how convienient !!!) these allowed us to get up :)

After that we went to one of the old ward buildings, few dodgy floors but just watch your footing and its fine.

We were on a roll then, so we walked down to the morgue and low and behold 2 access points found :) good way to spend 3 hours or so............ and good company aswell :)

bit of history
Opened 1889, Closed 1996

Gartloch Hospital is located on the Gartloch Road near the village of Gartcosh. It was closed in 1996 after serving patients for 100 years as a hospital. It is now in the process of being redeveloped into a "luxury village".

Gartloch Timeline:
1889: Gartloch Estate was bought by the City of Glasgow for nearly £8,600 for the Glasgow District Lunacy Board to build an asylum for the poor people of the city.

1896: The first patients were admitted. 540 beds.

1899: The average number of patients resident in the asylum during the year was 465 and comprised 236 males and 229 females.

1902: A tuberculosis sanitorium was opened. It closed after World War II. During the War, Gartloch was transformed into an Emergency Medical Services hospital. Psychiatric patients were transferred to other hospitals and a number of “temporaryâ€￾ hutted wards built.

1904: 830 beds.

1948: Gartloch joined the National Health Service and was placed under the Board of Management for Glasgow North-Eastern Mental Hospitals.

1974: When the Greater Glasgow Health Board was created in 1974 Gartloch was placed within the Eastern District.

1990: 530 beds.

1993: Gartloch was under the Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust.

1996: Gartloch Hospital closed.

2003: Development work to turn Gartloch into a luxury village begins.

Admin building

big shell of a building


the odd glimpse of how grand it used to


onto the main building with the nice ceiling


very lucky :)


blown away by this



onto the ward building



gotta have a chair shot





found a 1988 magazine, had to take a photo of this ad, a bargain for £6:50 :)


then onto the morgue down the road







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