Nice grow room
Just need a way to funnel vast amounts of fuel to some diesel generators.
Aspiring Bond villains looking for a "truly unique property" with space for the usual world domination paraphernalia, such as big models of Fort Knox, spacecraft-eating rocket ships and so forth, should check out this Aberdeenshire des res: The Guard House surface building Nice gaff, but the real interest lies beneath the …
With all this advertising, I'd say the cover's kind of blown. It's a pretty safe bet that the local constabulary are very aware of its existence. Should unusually large amounts of whacky-backy suddenly start appearing on the peaceful streets of Aberdeen, there's no cigar (or joint) for guessing the first place the cops are going to look!
Secret underground bunkers are only useful when they are, you know, kind of secret.
I was at the "Secret bunker" in Fife on Sunday. Very interesting place, fairly cold (temperature stays at a constant 65 deg F (18.33 deg C), the heating system underground costs about £200 an hour to run.
There's also another bunker in Edinburgh on Costorphine hill, unfort. this one was burnt out when a bunch of yobs backed a truck down the tunnel, loaded tyres into the place and set it alight.. the fire burned for 6 days!
A constant 65F / 18.33C?
Sounds like a perfect place to put up a data center if you think about it. Then your only worry is how to generate electricity in a cost efficient manner and getting a good internet connectivity.
It looks to be 25-30km from Aberdeen so it would be expensive getting a large data pipe brought in...
Maybe be better as an off site storage for hard drives and tape as part of a DR plan.
Also note that the price says >$250 (That should be British Pounds)
* Does it have space for a shark tank?
* Does it have a series of cells with locks that can be defeated by a suitably obscure gadget?
* What are the connections like to the National Grid for powering industrial, spy carving lasers or doomsday devices?
* Seriously, does it have space for a shark tank?
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..its quite remarkable how well such small facilities 'disappear' into the background when looking at maps of the area...and we're such a small island...makes you wonder what can and does lurk around elsewhere..
..anyway, been quite close to this place - Stonehaven is just up the road...a lovely proper castle
(whats left of it!) :-)
There was a HUGE version of one of these went up for sale in America some years ago. No idea if anyone actually bought it. Like that one, this would make a brilliant game location - a paintball or laser-gun type thing.
Of course, it would take a lot fo cash and they all tend to be rather remote places, which sort of makes it difficult
Used to have annual LAN parties down there.
Hearing "nuclear launch detected" from StarCraft in an actual ex-WW2 war room full of computers was always worth a laugh.
Plus, they didn't use to close it to visitors, so you'd have a group of tourists listening to audio guides while we implemented world domination.
I would use it either as a military art gallery or a dance club or modify it in some way to make it an underground pool resort.
Lots of paint and some digging and wall removal and such.
Would be great for a large company to movie their stuff into.
If it was me I would put the entire EA(Electronic Arts) employees there.
Great place for game programming.
"...The access is adjacent to the lodge..."
So when the birds are in the air and doom imminent, you've got to trudge across the lane, in your pyjamas, stepping in cowshit, to get to your "safe room"? No thanks!
Still, it is a cheap deal. With the money saved, pull down the lodge and put it back up on top of the access ramp. With a rotating bookcase in front of the entry, natch ;)
Availability for the DD10 0TA area on the Inverbervie exchange
Exchange Your local BT Exchange (Inverbervie) is ADSL broadband enabled
Line Your line should be capable of supporting download speeds up to 512kbps (around 10 times faster than dial-up)
Your line will be fully tested when you place a broadband order
Postcode-only checks are not 100% accurate
Oh well that scuppers that idea then.
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This looks ever so ever so familiar. There are quite a few dotted about the country and they are all pretty much the same generally used as military communications sites, some were converted as emergency regional seats of government.
They have all been out of use since the 1990s, not that they had much use before that. They will have been left to rot, if they have generators they will be stuffed, all in all a expensive prospect to put back into working order.
As it happens I know of one only 3 miles from the centre of London and has it's own football field and helicopter landing pad, good views over Wembley stadium as well, I have been waiting for a Russian oligarch to buy it. Would you be interested?
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From the Secret Scotland site... "one very strange anomaly; both the male and female toilets have a urinal."
Given the facility was built in the '50s, it seems likely that they didn't put in a female toilet at all. There would have been two toilets; one for the officers, the other for the lesser ranks.
It is plausible that, at a later date, the two facilities may have been re-badged as male and female, but no-one bothered re-plumbing.
Lots of military facilities have two or even three male toilets (officers, NCOs, other ranks), plus one, two or three female, depending on the space available and the number of each sex expected to be stationed at the place.
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