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Seabank Tank Farm – Guest Article – Abandoned Scotland

Seabank Tank Farm, was personally for me, one of the most interesting sites I have ever had the luck to explore. It was built shortly after World War One as part of the Naval Depot that the town of Invergordon had become.

Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland

The site was used extensively during the Second World War but was only once targeted by a lone Junkers 88.

Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland

The tank farm was mainly used for storing oil but some were used for storing drinking water. It was in use until 1956 when it was decommissioned.

Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland

Despite it being located right in the middle of a small town, the tank farm was surprisingly well preserved. The tanks are all still surviving along with the vast quantities of signage. There was also pleasantly little evidence of scrap thieves. Even inside the boiler room the buttons, leavers and dials were all, in the main, intact which resulted in a happy explorer.

Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland
Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland

The most interesting part of the tank farm site, hands down, had to be gaining access to one of the tanks themselves. After much contortion we managed to slide in. The sheer size of those things were simply incredible, not to mention the great acoustics!

Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland
Seabank Tank Farm - Abandoned Scotland

Article by Urban Exploration UK
“A group exploring the derelict sites of the UK”.
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  1. THe Junkers 88 that you mention was ‘apparently’ lost and stumbled on the depot.
    It’s bomb didn’t explode but cracked one of the tanks which leaked heavy
    fuel oil from the tank to the town High St. The story I was told goes
    that the local fire brigade decided the best way to get rid of it was to burn it … the town seemingly stank for weeks afterwards. My source on this
    was my Father who, working in construction (a reserved occupation at
    that time) was called up from Glasgow to instal firefighting equipment
    on all the tanks there as no one had previously considered them a possible Luftwaffe target.

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