The Liberal Club by Tom Gomez

The former Liberal Hall (also know as the Liberal Club) is now a ruin on Stewart Avenue in Bo’ness (properly Borrowstouness), Falkirk District, Scotland.

This once rather grand building was designed by the partnership of John McKissock and William Gardner Rowan and was built in 1884.

The hall was converted to a snooker hall probably during the 1920s and after WWII became a scout hall. During the late 1960s it was purchased for use as a store and upholsterers business. The hall has lain unoccupied since 2003.

Bo’ness Liberal Club is an Historic Scotland Category C(S) Listed Building (HB Number 49723).

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Related shots can be found at: Bo’ness and Lowland Scotland.

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  • chrisjf56
    chrisjf56over 4 years ago

    beautiful Tom I do like the older buildings they have so much character…. it’s a different world over there compared with Australia…

  • Thank you so much Chris …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Tom! :-)

  • Thank you kindly Dorothy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Excellent mate..Love the framing too…

  • Cheers young Jase …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Tom, beautiful building what a shame that it is unused

  • Thank you kindly Barry, unfortunately, there are many wonderful buildings in this unfortunate state …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom. There are so many beautiful buildings like this that are just lying empty – what a waste.

  • Cheers mate, you are so right …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Magnificant capture!!!

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Philip, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 4 years ago

    I love the character of this building Tom,if i had the brass i would like to renovate and live in this one, Regards Dave.

  • I’m sure it would make a great house and it has a magnificent view over the river Forth …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Beautifully framed and captured Tom!
    What a pity it is no longer used. I do hope it survives.

  • Thank you Trish, let’s hope so …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    nice capture dear Tom,such a shame it is left to deteriorate, such a lovely building.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine, such a shame, it must have been a beautiful building …

    – Tom Gomez

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