Monday, 23 May 2011

East Fortune Video

Well, we did make it to East Fortune Hospital.  Easily accessable and very much worth the effort.

East Fortune Hospital video link

Avatar & Signature

Big thanks to DarM for my new avatar & sig..
Get yourself over to and see his work...

Lathallan House, Polmont

Lathallan House

A nice wee explore on a wet and windy Sunday..

Of course the link to video is below...

Corstorphine Bunker - Urban Art

Urban Art

Best of the pics are shown on my YouTube video.  Will defo be heading back to this place, asbestos mask at the ready!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

East Fortune Hospital

Me and my good lady hope to venture to east Fortune Hospital this weekend for a root about.

Abandoned Trolley
 In 1922, several buildings and an area of land were used to create East Fortune Hospital. This served as a tuberculosis sanatorium for the south east region of Scotland until the onset of World War II. The airfield was then brought back into service as RAF East Fortune, initially a training base, and the hospital patients were transferred to Bangour Hospital in West Lothian. The hospital re-opened after the war, but by 1956, as the number of tuberculosis patients began to fall, the hospital changed its function to house the mentally handicapped. In 1997, the hospital closed down, and its patients were transferred to Roodlands Hospital in Haddington

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Hartwood Hospital

Headed out on an explore with hmtlnangel on Monday through to nearby Hartwood Hospital.  Managed to cut both hands and ripped crotch of trousers on the very sharp fence, but totally worth it.

I've uploaded the best photos on my photobucket and made a short video on my youtube channel.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

New YouTube page

Please find link to my newly created YouTube page.  Feel free to enjoy and comment on my movie making talent (or lack of it!)

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Social Media - 17/03/11

We discussed outcome 3.  We have to select 3 forms of social media and review/evaluate using various criteria.

Outcome 2 assessment will now be on 31.03.11

Beer & Crisps

A brilliant recipe I submitted last year to student

Definately one to impress people you have over for dinner.

Check out some of the kind comments or click the link below.

Beer & Crisps recipe

Mark - March 15, 2011, 5:56 pm

Legend!! ha ha However, slightly more complicated if you get the beer and crisps in the wrong order, your TV license has expired, the council tax bailiffs have taken the TV and the replacement you got from "Dave" at the local which only picks up Channel 5 only works properly if you hit it! All a nice idea at the time but too many "complications" to consider. Or is it just me?!

James - January 12, 2011, 8:20 pm

Bit of a lad arn't you..

Tom jack milly - May 21, 2010, 9:28 am

this is the best recipe ever!! im making this on tuesday.. ahh easy lessons FTW.<3

Dave - May 5, 2010, 11:05 am

Superb recipie. Really simple to make.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Unmarked graves of Bangour Village Hospital patients

Recognition for unmarked graves of Bangour Village Hospital patients

PSYCHIATRIC patients buried in unmarked graves have received the “respect they deserved” thanks to a local woman.
Catherine Ferguson recently discovered that 566 former Bangour Village Hospital patients whose bodies were unclaimed after they died were buried in unmarked graves in three nearby cemeteries.
But thanks to Catherine’s efforts, plaques have now been placed at Ecclesmachan Cemetery, Uphall Old Cemetery and Loaninghill Cemetery.
A special service of dedication was also held at Ecclesmachan Church last week.
She said when her father died in 1980 she was surprised to be told Ecclesmachan Cemetery was full, despite seeing an open grassy area with no headstones.
And after the recent death of her brother, Catherine was told patients from Bangour Village Hospital filled the unmarked graves.
With this information she decided to go to County Buildings in Linlithgow and search through the records there.
Catherine said: “I was astounded by what I discovered, so much so that several days later I returned to County Buildings again to recheck the figures.
"It’s important to have a memorial service for people who were forgotten in life and whose bodies were unclaimed in death.”
Catherine discovered that some of the graves were over 100 years old and the first patient who died was buried in Ecclesmachan Cemetery in 1904.
The asylum at Bangour was built in the 1900s for Edinburgh’s ‘lunatic paupers’ as they were known.
After they died and if their bodies went unclaimed by family, they received a basic burial with just the hospital chaplain and a staff member present.
The patients were most likely buried without headstones due to the cost involved in erecting a gravestone.
Catherine added: “I do believe that a marker of some kind should be placed to the patients whose bodies were never claimed and were laid to rest in unmarked graves.”

Friday, 11 March 2011

Bangour Village Hospital

I've just added our photo's from todays excursion to Bangour Village Hospital.

Please feel free to have a look on our flickr page.

Please not that due to the mental weather Saturdays pics are full of snow.


Thursday, 24 February 2011

Social Media

Today we had our first assessment which covered what we have learned so far.

The assessment was multiple choice and consisted of 20 questions with a pass mark of 12.

I passed with a respectable 16/20.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Social Media

Today in class we learned about the various different types of social media and software. 
Here are some examples.

  • Forums
  • Blogs
  • Wiki's
  • Instant Messaging
  • Chatroom
  • Email
  • Social Network
  • Photo Sharing
  • Bookmarking