Situated outside Livingston, the psychiatric hospital at Bangour Village was founded in 1906 as Edinburgh District Asylum – one of the first in Scotland to be modelled on a village. In 1918 it housed up to 3000 patients. During the second World War, patients were transferred temporarily to Hartwoodhill Hospital. Around 1924-1930 it gained a multi-denominational church in the centre of the village.
These days the site consists of several listed buildings, most in increasing states of decay – ideal territory for urban exploration.
A few views from ground level:
And a handful of photos made with the drone:
Also see an aerial 360º drone panorama of Bangour I made using Hangar360.
The final ward closed in 2004 – worryingly one of those “in my lifetime” things…