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Postby Sharon » Fri Mar 22, 2002 4:46 pm

I didn't even know doocots (in Glasgow > dookits, elsewhere> dove cotes) existed until they were pointed out to me. Now i see them everywhere, squeezed into disused land in Glasgow!!! We took the photographs of dookits curently on the http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/doocots site in November 2001 on a walk along the Clyde Cycleway through Scotstoun.

If anyone knows of any dookits worth adding to the site I'd like to hear about it, or if you have any photos or stories etc that could be added ...

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Another one to add to the dookit map!

Postby Gordon Keenan » Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:54 pm

There are quite a few of these structures around the back end of the Partick Thistle Foorball grounds. If you pop to this link below, you will see what I mean. If you want to place the image, or any of our images on your site here, please drop an email to us and we will say "Sure OK!"

http://www.it-reality.co.uk/GlasgowImag ... images.htm
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Postby JayKay » Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:56 pm

Thistle Manager John Lambie is a famous "doo man" (pigeon fancier) so that perhaps explains why there are a few in the vicinity of Firhill!
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Postby Fossil » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:43 pm

There's a Posh Dookit out in Cambuslang.
Old and is situated in the middle of a golf course. Quite big and sandstone built, you can see it from the main road.
I heard it was for doves and not flyin' rats :wink:
I'll take a pic when my flash card reader gets fixed

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Postby escotregen » Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:47 am

There was a really good tv(BBC Scotland?) documentary done a few years ago on the dookit world... and a world it is. The programme showed how it has a substantial following, Glasgow for some reason seems to be a massive centre of interest (maybe from the times when wee doos and dookits were one of the few affordable and feasible cultural outlets that working class people could squeeze into cramped tenement life?). The programme attended a huge auction-cum-fair in some building in Springfield Road in the East End.
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Postby DickyHart » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:44 pm

I work not far from the "posh one" in cambuslang, I will see what i can find out about it from one of the greenkeepers.
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Doocots

Postby My Kitten » Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:19 am

Theres a lot of activity at the doocot in Duke Street at the junction with Cumbernauld Road. Its on your left hand side as you walk towards Big W. They dont mind you standing watching them either.
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Posh Doocot in cambuslang

Postby DickyHart » Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:42 pm

Heres a link to a an old photo of the posh one in c/lang. I am still trying to find out a little bit of its history.

http://www.boyle.ukpals.com/Cambuslang/Dovecote.jpg

Were getting there!!
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Postby Sharon » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:00 pm

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Burnt out in Maryhill... Doo Wars?
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:13 pm

I noticed one next to Parkhead Depot today, but forgot to take a pic :oops:
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Re: Posh Doocot in cambuslang

Postby ramor69 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:37 pm

DickyHart wrote:Heres a link to a an old photo of the posh one in c/lang. I am still trying to find out a little bit of its history.

http://www.boyle.ukpals.com/Cambuslang/Dovecote.jpg

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There's a very similar dovecote in Deaconsbank Golf Course.
(Right at the back end of the course). It should be easily visible
from the railway line that runs passed it.
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Postby e2wufos1 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:59 pm

This is one I took earlier this year in Linlithgow called Ross Doocot.

We walked all round trying to figure out what it was at first as there isn't any doors or plaques near it.

We found out what it was by chance after looking at a map of the area whilst looking at the barges on the canal at Linlithgow.

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Re: "dookits"

Postby fez22 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:25 am

Theres one of these at murdostoun castle a few miles from where I stay.

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Sorry to dig up an old thread by the way.

But what a fantastic site, i've been trawling these forums for a while now with my jaw wide open. Just thought I'd at least try to add something :P

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Re: "dookits"

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:32 am

Thanks John. Both for the contribution and for looking before posting. It's a good topic to reviive. Now's the time to borrow a chair from the hoose, take the dog for a walk and buy a Gregg;'s steak bake and some beer and look at your doos.
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Re: "dookits"

Postby fez22 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:14 pm

:), I'm a huge fan of the way you think :)
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