Admiralty & Freelands

Oil tanks

Jim McCall

The other area you had the Admiralty at Old Kilpatrick for the fuel depot, and they had an admin building; we called it the Admiralty. It was Government owned and obviously there were these huge fuel tanks, they were part of the war effort and they were heavily camouflaged. Some of them were still a pretty dominant feature of the landscape above Old Kilpatrick – all the new housing estate is built where the fuel depot was.

The roundabout

June Alderdice

With building the new estate at the end where Freelands is, it was surprising that Old Kilpatrick has got a roundabout because older people like me’ll think “Oh my goodness, straight road through” but a roundabout at the end of Old Kilpatrick! I thought that was quite something!

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