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Looks like the vandals have finally found Tollcross Winter Gardens

One of the mildly surprising observations that could have been made over the years since Tollcross Winter Gardens and Visitor Centre were closed after the 2010/2011 storms is the lack of vandalism that was apparent over the following years.

But a walk past the building as we move into 2018 suggests this is no longer the case, and it looks as if the vandals have decided it’s worth the effort of getting to the buildings and working through the (remaining) glass.

While I haven’t counted the broken or dislocated panes of glass around the glasshouse, the MKI eyeball hasn’t noted the number of missing and damages panes being as obviously scattered around on previous visits.

Similarly, while the last visit simply noted an attack on the doors of the Visitor Centre, on this occasion the doors were noted to have been blocked off by the addition of wooden panels, making it obvious that the glass had been smashed through since that visit.

At this rate, the place can’t have many years left if it is to be saved, or it will reach the stage where it has to be cleared merely to make it safe.

Tollcross Winter Gardens Broken Glass

Tollcross Winter Gardens Broken Glass

 

Tollcross Winter Gardens Visitor Centre Broken Glass

Tollcross Winter Gardens Visitor Centre Broken Glass

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12/04/2018 - Posted by | Civilian, council, photography | ,

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