Old Partick Police Station

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Old Partick Police Station

Postby Timchilli » Fri May 21, 2004 4:43 pm

Greets, all.

Found a couple of photos of this historic location - a truly incredible hidden/fogotten place. Here's the blurb from ScreenScotland.com: "Prison hall within the former Partick Police Station in Glasgow. Cells remain in the condition in which they were vacated by the prisoners."

Apparently the cells date back to the late 19th century, and were operational until circa 1990/'91. Was lucky enough to have a wander about the cells the other day. Will take some digital photos next time I'm permitted access (hopefully within the next week).

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Postby Sharon » Fri May 21, 2004 5:21 pm

wow! i look forward to seeing more!
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Postby caine » Sat May 22, 2004 10:31 pm

i've been in there before aswell, its really well preserved.
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Postby turbozutek » Sun May 23, 2004 9:52 am

What's it's status ???

Operational ? Abandoned ?

Would you need to arrange access / get permission ?

Looks well smart, thanks for sharing!!

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Postby Ronnie » Mon May 24, 2004 10:39 am

turbozutek wrote:What's it's status ???


You know, I really don't mind other people's idiosyncratic spelling. But I would have expected that someone who moderates spelling would have written "its" rather than "it's" ... :roll:

I vote to leave spelling uncorrected. If people have mis-typed the name of a street, person or building, fair enough, post a correction. Otherwise, leave it be. :)

What do others think?
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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Mon May 24, 2004 10:43 am

Fine with me, as my spelling's rotten!! ::):
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Postby Fossil » Mon May 24, 2004 10:53 am

Sounds good Ronnie :)

Just no text speak please

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Postby turbozutek » Mon May 24, 2004 1:34 pm

R0nnie -

You are svp3r k-rad c00l.

I b0w to u'r 3l3t3n355 my m/\n.

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Postby Sharon » Mon May 24, 2004 5:39 pm

turbozutek wrote:R0nnie -

You are svp3r k-rad c00l.

I b0w to u'r 3l3t3n355 my m/\n.

::):

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hahahahaa

it took me a minute to work that out!

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Postby Timchilli » Tue May 25, 2004 2:10 am

turbozutek wrote:What's it's status ???

Operational ? Abandoned ?

Would you need to arrange access / get permission ?

The jail ceased housing offenders around 1990. Nowadays it is accessed via a simple Yale-locked wooden door within the City Council building. It's quite a time-warp -- going from a modern office set up to an abandoned prison in just one step. Access would have to be gained as the door to the jail is always locked.

Will try to get in there and snap some photos for Thursday.


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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue May 25, 2004 3:30 pm

Is this the Polis station that they used for some Taggart episodes but they called it Maryhill Police Station for effect? I'm sure I saw them filming outside it several times in the early 1990's :?:

ther's been anuther murder Sur.......etc!
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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Tue May 25, 2004 5:27 pm

As far as I'm aware mate that's correct (Taggart), I'm sure I remember my mate telling me he was given a fiver by the film crew to, and I quote "Stay out of the bloody way!"
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Postby JayKay » Tue May 25, 2004 5:31 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:Is this the Polis station that they used for some Taggart episodes but they called it Maryhill Police Station for effect? I'm sure I saw them filming outside it several times in the early 1990's :?:

ther's been anuther murder Sur.......etc!


yes, I believe that's the case as well. Also used for any "Inside Bar- L" kind of shots that I think have popped up occasionally in Taggart.
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Postby Timchilli » Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:43 pm

Here are some photos (well overdue!) taken today.
Will post more later.

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Postby thecatsmother » Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:46 pm

Cool photos, Tim.
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