General view of HMP Peterhead in Aberdeenshrie. These pictures show the infamous Scot prison HMP Peterhead in its last days before closing its gates forever. The prison, known as ‘The Hate Factory’ or ‘The Scottish Gulag’,built in 1888, closed on December 6th. See NORTHSCOT story PRISON; With its dozens of private bedrooms, spacious hallways and sea views, it sounds like the perfect home for a large family. But this is actually the notorious HMP Peterhead that is up for sale – the “hate factory” that once housed Scotland’s toughest cons. The Aberdeenshire jail shut last month and was due to be demolished later this year, but now the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) have offered a lifeline for the 14-acre site, by placing it on the market for an undisclosed fee.

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