Bangour Village, The Scottish Haunted Psychiatric Hospital 😱

Bangour Village, The Scottish Haunted Psychiatric Hospital 😱

Picture by Paleblue Photography 

Bangour Village Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located west of Dechmont in West Lothian, Scotland. It was officially opened in October 1906 (under the name Edinburgh District Asylum), over two years after the first patients were admitted in June 1904. In 1918 Bangour General Hospital was created in the grounds, but the hospital began winding down in 1989 with services being transferred to the newly built St. John’s Hospital in the Howden area of Livingston. The final ward at Bangour eventually closed in 2004.


One of the villas towards the south east corner of the site carries graffiti applied in red paint: “MY MUM PUT ME HERE!” What makes this so chilling is the knowledge that for a century this vast complex of buildings served as a mental hospital, and you cannot help but wonder about the human story behind the graffiti: and then realise that it was just one of many thousands of individual human stories that would have been played out here during the hospital’s active life.

A villa in a mental hospital? In 1902 the Edinburgh District Lunacy Board purchased the 960 acre Bangour Estate. The aim was to build what for Scotland would be a new kind of mental hospital based on the “Continental Colony” system.

Do you want to read more creepy details about this place?

Read the very interesting article on



This abandoned village hospital housed mental patients and world war patients in Scotland – Bathgate is secluded and surrounded by woodlands.


Gavin Bell, Shaunvlog, Erin aka BeautyCreep & Wee Scottish Lass aka MoscoMoon went to Bangour Village Hospital.

The perfect place for some creepy Halloween vlogs.



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Check out all the creepy photos on instagram.

Top 10 Things You Must Do In Scotland

Top 10 Things You Must Do In Scotland

An aerial and time-lapse tour around one of the world’s greatest countries. Filmed by Airborne Lens and Airborne Media Productions throughout 2016.


Featuring (in order): Rannoch Moor, Forth Bridge, Glencoe, Glen Etive, The Enchanted Forest, Dundee, Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Floors Castle, Culzean Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Drummond Castle, and Gardens Portree Harbour Kilt Rock, Isel of Skye, Sligachan, Quiraing, Glenbrittle, Aberfeldy Dewars Distillery, Talisker Distillery Carbost, Rannoch Moor, Pass of Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mòr, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Glasgow University, Scott’s View, Abbotsford House, St Mary’s Loch, Inverness, Kessock Bridge, Dunnet Beach, John o’Groats, Brough Bay, Moray Firth, Loch Droma, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Park.

Gavin Bell the Scottish vlogger from the Shetland Islands

Gavin Bell the Scottish vlogger from the Shetland Islands

At inlingua, we think that the internet is a great place to practise your English and learn new things. As you all know, we love vloggers and we are trying to promote our favourite local vloggers.

Today we wanted to highlight, Gavin Bell, a 22 year old multi-award winning entrepreneur & vlogger based in Edinburgh. He grew up in the Shetland Islands – the very north of Scotland. He is the founder of Blue Cliff Media , a digital marketing agency. He is an expert on Facebook advertising. For a couple of months, he has been sharing his life of the world of entrepreneurship with a weekly vlog, The Journey.

For those who are learning/practising English don’t forget to turn on the subtitles! 🙂

Exploring the Shetland Islands with Gavin:


By the way, he is a bit crazy and as you know we love crazy people!

Here his vlog with a freezing winter swim: 


You can subscribe to his channel here



If you are into digital marketing he is also a really good speaker/trainer/teacher. Gavin created some very useful tutorials to launch your first online campaigns.

Here is a tutorial on how to create your first Facebook Ads and how to set up your first campaign:


A second video explaining how to create instagram Ads:


And of course if you want to watch more tutorial check out his YouTube Channel