Abandoned property

10 eerie abandoned places in Scotland that have lain empty for years

There's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, melancholy reminders of previous eras with seemingly little purpose in the modern world.

Yet they linger on regardless, empty though very much a part of the built environment. Like many ancient lands steeped in history, Scotland is a vast repository of forgotten places that span the centuries. From ruined medieval castles and remote ghost villages to foreboding Victorian hospitals, railway stations and a former Seminary, it’s not difficult to see how, over time, myths arise and superstition takes hold.

Little more than a derelict shell, the haunting ruin of New Slains Castle cuts an imposing landmark on the windswept coastline of Aberdeenshire. The roof has long since collapsed and a carpet of grass extends throughout.

5. New Slains Castle

Little more than a derelict shell, the haunting ruin of New Slains Castle cuts an imposing landmark on the windswept coastline of Aberdeenshire. The roof has long since collapsed and a carpet of grass extends throughout.
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Few places in Scotland are as remote or evocative as the deserted settlement on Hirta, the largest island of the St Kilda archipelago. The stone ruins span the ages and include a series of tumbledown cottages

6. The village, St Kilda

Few places in Scotland are as remote or evocative as the deserted settlement on Hirta, the largest island of the St Kilda archipelago. The stone ruins span the ages and include a series of tumbledown cottages
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St. Peters Seminary only served its purpose for 14 years before it was abandoned to the elements, a serene sanctuary once meant to provide young men with the quiet, reflective atmosphere conducive to life in the priesthood.

7. St Peter's Seminary

St. Peters Seminary only served its purpose for 14 years before it was abandoned to the elements, a serene sanctuary once meant to provide young men with the quiet, reflective atmosphere conducive to life in the priesthood.
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Today, all that remains of the Mar Lodge ski resort is a concrete stump deep in the Deeside estate where the chairlifts up Creag Bhalg ran for just two seasons.

8. Mar Lodge ski resort

Today, all that remains of the Mar Lodge ski resort is a concrete stump deep in the Deeside estate where the chairlifts up Creag Bhalg ran for just two seasons.
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