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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 […]

Angus Church

This church, which shall remain nameless, closed its doors to its congregation in the early 1980s and has remained empty since. It has passed through various hands of ownership and is currently up for sale. We were amazed by the remarkably good condition the church is still in, that is if you can see past the heaps of pigeon crap all over the place. Oh ……… and the smell.   The church has pretty much been left as it was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edingham Munitions Factory – April 2012

Edingham Munitions Factory is situated near the town of Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway. It was built in 1939 to a cost of ¬£3.5 million with most of the factory being built by hand. It was built at this location as the Dumfries to Stranraer railway line passed right through it. (Click for larger image)   The site is made up of numerous almost identical buildings with the majority still standing to this day. The site has had many uses […]

Hartwood Hospital – September 2011

Hartwood Hospital is set in a spectacular location with a stunning building commanding a fantastic view of the surrounding area. The 19th century¬†psychiatric hospital’s main feature is the twin clock towers, one of which has sadly been the victim of a rather bad fire. (Click for larger image)   The fire pretty much gutted a large part of the main building which has now been fenced off in an attempt to prevent people from doing the same again. (Click for […]

Abandoned Scotland Flickr Group

We have just created our own Flickr Group for those of you already on Flickr who are looking to share their work. Click through the link, join up, and start submitting your photos of abandoned places in Scotland. Abandoned Scotland Flickr Group If you haven’t already joined Flickr head on over to www.flickr.com and sign up. It’s free!