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Taking Your First Steps

On a fairly mild day in February 2011 a group of friends ventured out to see for themselves a few unique locations in Scotland which were not quite your average tourist sites. Packed with basic camera equipment, wellies and what is now a long running private joke, the legendary green trousers they set off to find a few places which not too many people ever venture to. Places that have long been forgotten by society as a whole. Places that […]

Neidpath Train Tunnel – Guest Article

Part of what makes exploring abandoned railway tunnels so interesting is that although each experience has similar elements, no two adventures are the same. It could be said that the Neidpath Tunnel, which lies to the west of Peebles is perhaps lacking in the wealth of features you’d find in a tunnel like Union Street in Greenock or the interesting stories with regards to it’s construction such as Sandsend Tunnel on the Yorkshire coast but if you venture underneath the […]

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. The site was used extensively during the Second World War but was only once targeted by a lone Junkers 88. The tank farm was mainly used for storing oil but some were used for storing drinking water. It […]

Buchanan Castle

Buchanan Castle is more of an early Scots baronial house than your typical Scottish castle and was built between 1852 and 1858. The castle briefly saw service as a hospital during World War II, and a hotel prior to that in 1925. The roof of the castle was removed in 1954 to avoid paying tax on the building which inevitably started the destruction of this once beautiful building. Now all that remains of the castle are its walls which are […]

The Island of Inchkeith

We’ve had our eye on Inchkeith for quite some time and we finally managed to organise a trip out to the island before Winter properly set in. Inchkeith sits in the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh and Pettycur and its believed to have been used by people for several hundred years. Its most recent use was during the World Wars when the island would act as a defence against any ships wishing to sail up the Firth of Forth. Most […]

Cumberland St Train Station

Cumberland Street Train Station serviced the Gorbals area of Glasgow until 1966 when it was closed. It was originally called Eglinton St however had its named change to avoid confusion with another near by station. Many passers-by won’t even take a second glance at the former station as they commute to the city centre from the south side, as I used to do the same until I found out about it. The day we visited we had a few unsuccessful […]

Garthland House & Chapel – August 2012

Garthland House is situated on the outskirts of Lochwinnoch and was originally built in 1796. It was once known as Garpel House and then Barr House before becoming Garthland House. It was once a majestic house however no lies in a state of ruin and decay. Its most recent use was that of a care home with little remaining to show of it. (Click for larger image)   As you can see from this photo of one of the bedrooms […]

ICI Nobel Ardeer Commentary Video

We’ve been to ICI Nobel Ardeer twice and still haven’t seen all of the sights it has to offer but we felt it was time to do a short commentary video on the history and our experiences of it so far. Click to subscribe to Abandoned Scotland on YouTube

Have Computer Games Played A Part In Making Exploring Popular?

Computer games depending on where you read, have become more popular than other mainstream media such as movies and music. Gaming is now the past time of choice for many of an increasingly digital generation but how has this helped in making exploring more popular? Many of today’s popular games have destroyed environments and post apocalyptic themes where it’s common place to see digital recreations of decaying structures, games such as Gears of War, Call of Duty, Fallout, Battlefield etc… […]

Britain’s Hidden Heritage – Dalquharran Castle

The BBC programme Britain’s Hidden Heritage featured Dalquharran Castle recently with some very interesting background information. It also had footage from the 70s when some of the flooring was still in place. It’s sister castle Culzean Castle stands proudly to this day with much of the interior remaining as it was when originally designed by Robert Adam, whereas Dalquharran Castle is a ruined shell of what it used to be. It’s a shame and shocking that the land owner was […]