Explore #5 of the ‘North of The Wall’ Tour

Day Two

After a very comfortable night’s sleep wild camping on the Ayrshire coast, we packed up our tents and made our way to this slice of decaying industrial goodness…

History
The power station was built post war during the 1950s to provide power to the ICI Nobel chemicals plant, with a stated output capacity of 16MW from two Bruce Peebles and Co steam-powered turbines. The station closed in the early 2000s, and has fallen into decay ever since.

Our Explore
What a fantastic way to start the day! The sun was shining, and we spent a very happy couple of hours nosing around the power station itself, before Tim and I launched our drones for some cool aerial perspectives…

We started off with these three gorgeous combustion boilers, manufactured by NEI International Combustion Ltd…

International Combustion Boilers Hopkinson Gauge Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

International Combustion Boilers Hopkinson Gauge Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

stairs trashed Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

…moving on to the turbine hall. Sadly one of the turbines had been removed from its plinth, and the other one (unit 1) was stripped.

Turbine Hall Peebles Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Turbine footing peebles Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

The remains of the first turbine…
Peebles turbine Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

The turbine control panel and synchromesh…
Control panel and synchromesh Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Peebles turbine governor generator Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

I couldn’t resist taking a few more shots of those overgrown combustion boilers…

Detail fern heather overgrown Combustion Boiler when nature takes over Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Detail fern heather overgrown Combustion Boiler when nature takes over Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Ducts vents pipes Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Door vent shutter Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Sootblower boiler detail Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Detail fern heather overgrown Combustion Boiler when nature takes over Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Blackboard Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

boiler control panel Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Gauges dials Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Side view of the remains of turbine 1 – the governor valves can be seen on the right side of the shot.
Turbine remains peebles governer valves

Then it was drone time! ūüôā
Drone Mavic Pro Aerial from above Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Drone Mavic Pro Aerial from above Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Drone Mavic Pro Aerial from above Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Drone Mavic Pro Aerial from above Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Drone Mavic Pro Aerial from above Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Drone Mavic Pro Aerial from above Ardeer Power Station ICI Nobel Scotland Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay ruins lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Thanks for powering on through.
Adam X