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.

In the heart of Morningside lies a quirky tourist attraction known as the Wild West of Edinburgh. Built in the 90s by a company which sold Southwest-style furniture, the offbeat frontier town once housed artists and ceramists

9. Edinburghs Wild West Ghost Town

In the heart of Morningside lies a quirky tourist attraction known as the Wild West of Edinburgh. Built in the 90s by a company which sold Southwest-style furniture, the offbeat frontier town once housed artists and ceramists
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The abandoned Western Harbour Lighthouse must be one of the most-mournful sights in the whole of Edinburgh. A beacon that once sat on the edges of the Western breakwater, it has since deteriorated into a state of decay

10. Abandoned Lighthouse, Western Harbour Breakwater

The abandoned Western Harbour Lighthouse must be one of the most-mournful sights in the whole of Edinburgh. A beacon that once sat on the edges of the Western breakwater, it has since deteriorated into a state of decay
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