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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 […]

Urban Exploration Summary Volume 6 – Abandoned Scotland

Urban Exploration Summary Video Volume 6 is now online, showing clips from our explores of Balrossie School in Kilmacolm, St. Peter’s Seminary and the derelict Dunaskin Ironworks. Click to subscribe to Abandoned Scotland on YouTube

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 […]

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 […]

The End for Polphail Village?

Is it the end for Polphail Village? With it being recently reported on the BBC that the popular abandoned site is now up for sale the answer to the question still remains to be answered. Any prospective buyer of the location, you would expect, will be looking at it as a potential investment with it’s close proximity to the Portavadie Marina, a popular attraction for yachting enthusiasts. So looking from the outside it would seem that the village would more […]

From Childhood Curiosity to Appreciation of the Past – The Thrill of Urbex

Here we have a guest article written by Imogen Reed. From Childhood Curiosity to Appreciation of the Past – The Thrill of Urbex Urban exploration is a relatively new term, commandeered by the curious and brave alike; those whom just have to know what lies behind that decrepit wall or door. However, the spirit of urban exploration is certainly not a new phenomenon. A Child-like Curiosity From our childhood memories, many will remember the local abandoned house, hospital or school […]

1st Anniversary Photo Competition

The 9th April 2012 marks our first anniversary of the creation of the Abandoned Scotland Facebook community. In our first year we have a following of over 7000 people on Facebook, 5000 subscribers on YouTube and thousands of views of our photos on Flickr. As a thank you to our loyal followers we are hosting a competition where you can win a mounted print of a photo from our Flickr collection. You can even chose which photo you want! There […]