Police warn of dangers of entering derelict buildings after people enter Sunnyside Royal Hospital

The derelict Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Hillside, Montrose
The derelict Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Hillside, Montrose

Police officers are warning people not to enter derelict buildings after a number of people have been found within the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital building in Hillside, Montrose.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland would like to take ​​this opportunity to remind the public that derelict buildings and properties that have fallen into disrepair, whether large or small, are not safe environments to be in.

“This follows on after a number of people have been traced and warned after being within the former Sunnyside Hospital in Montrose recently.

“Whether it’s adults or children who wrongly think such buildings serve as a playground or place to explore, or the less well intentioned looking to steal property, the message is the same - keep out.

“Derelict buildings can be and often are very unsafe and pose a genuine danger to anyone who ventures in.

“Police officers are aware of this issue and will continue to give the area their attention.”