Botanic Gardens Station 23rd August 2009
Designed by architect James Miller and opening on the 10th August 1896, Botanic Gardens Station served as a an excellent way for visitors to gain access to Glasgows beautiful Botanic Gardens until its close as a station 43 years later on 2nd February 1939. After it ceased to be a station it served many uses including that of a cafe, a plumbers and even a nightclub although it is more likely that the nightclub was situated in the overground station offices. It was as a nightclub that it finally ended its occupied life after a fire broke out after a battle of a bands contest on the 22nd March 1970. It has remained derelict for nearly 40 years. It is at this point I visited.