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Report - Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban November 2019


mookster

grumpy sod
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One from my long weekend stomping around Scotland with @Brewtal - this is a place we were sort of half-heartedly joking about visiting however with time on our hands we found ourselves outside the fence, and soon enough inside the building itself. Even though we had been joking around about the place beforehand, I actually really enjoyed it as it's something totally unique that I've never shot before, although I wish we'd spent some time looking for the big bank of light switches inside as all the lights were still in working order and most of the power was on, somewhere.

The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary was opened in 1979 at a site north of Oban, and over it's almost four decades of life both displayed, saved and treated all manner of sea life as well as educated many hordes of schoolchildren before closing on October 31st 2018, citing declining visitor numbers making the business unsustainable. Following the closure all the animals were rehoused at various other Sea Life Centres around the UK. Earlier this year a company called Gael Force Fusion which manufactures marine products submitted an application to move to the site and carry out necessary works, however this has yet to happen.

The main building at first glance appears pretty small however it's a total tardis inside, and it seems the only things removed after closure were the animals as almost everything was left behind including some tanks which are still full of water. As well as the main sanctuary building there is a visitors centre/shop area but both of those are well sealed. It's a pretty surreal place to walk around, certainly one of the most unusual locations I have ever shot and it was in stark contrast to the dank decayed stuff I otherwise found myself in that weekend.













































Thanks for looking :)​
 

Brewtal

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That place was such a pain in the tits to light with so many reflective surfaces lol! Even thought it wasn’t exactly epic it was damn good fun!
 

Marc W

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Wow! Although, I have to admit a certain sadness looking at these. I visited here a couple of times during rainy days on holidays a decade or two ago. Thanks for your post though.
 

mookster

grumpy sod
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Cheers all, definitely different and I could see why people might not think too highly of it but I enjoyed it as a novelty :D
 

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