There’s a lot going on at HQ just now, with new explores and videos from Scotland and a new trip to Belgium in the pipeline. Apologies for not posting more frequently, more IS on the way. In the meantime here’s a couple of shots from the recent trip to England!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our first expedition into England gets under way today. Stay tuned to find out what crazy adventures we get up to as we set about the lost, forgotten and abandoned places south of the border.
Out on explore the other day with Stussy boy and The Baron, It was an early morning rise and a mixture of results marred by a flat tyre and an absence of Greenflag. (Who apparently only have one truck in the UK – currently parked up at a MacDonalds with the wheels off it). A couple of successful rekky’s at some big factories we’ll be returning to and the other at a derelict school that (we think) wasn’t actually derelict. However last roam of the afternoon brought us completely by chance to this lovely little mortuary. Despite the missing autopsy table the place was remarkably well preserved and rounded off the day nicely. A case of right place, right time.
We’ve also got the next art film online for you to see, following on our shoot in January of the former Gray Dunn factory in the heart of Glasgow. You can watch here or alternatively check out our Youtube.
The profile page from our visit to Northern Asylum is now online. You can read a little about one of Scotlands oldest institutions and check out the full set as we roam the vast, empty corridors of the former psychiatric establishment. Here’s the link or find it in the HOSPITALS & ASYLUMS section: www.uapscotland.com/northern-asylum
A prominent feature of Glasgow’s skyline, the old Gray Dunn biscuit factory has been closed since 2001. Over its 160 year history Gray, Dunn & Co had become a household name in confectionery throughout Scotland and during its peak even rivalled that other famous Scottish confectioner – Tunnocks. Having changed hands several times the Gray Dunn plant was eventually taken over by Nestle before being closed in favour of moving production to some of the company’s bigger plants.
Since then, while its biscuit tins have become sought after collectors items the factory itself has become a crumbling, repeatedly vandalised ‘eyesore’ in the city centre. It will however continue to live on through the images of our latest explore: www.uapscotland.com/gray-dunn-co
Finally got round to finishing our report on the lost missionary from back in August. A fantastic little place nestled in the countryside, plagued by the elements and vandals over the years but still beautiful in its own right. You can find out a little of the place here: www.uapscotland.com/the-lost-missionary or check out the SCHOOLS & COLLEGES section.
Lots of interesting explores are currently on route documenting the end of the Projekts first year. 2012 was a busy time with a lot of ground covered and a detailed and varied exploration into Scotland’s past both in pictures, videos and POV accounts. This year will prove to be even more adventurous but as new plans are drawn for an all out urbex assault both across the UK and beyond here’s the next set from our trip to the North East. www.uapscotland.com/glenodee-hospital
Have a glimpse at some of the adventures we’ve got lined up for you! Lots to come in 2013.