During our recent trip to Portavadie, we spent the afternoon visiting Argyll’s Ghost Village, Polphail.
During the late ’60s/early ’70s, Scotland was in the midst of the North Sea Oil boom. And, deep water was needed for the construction of oil rigs. As Loch Fyne is a particularly deep sea loch, some folks thought that it would be an ideal site for constructing these platforms.
And so, money was invested and a whole village, Polphail, was built near Tighnabruaich to house the workers.
But the work never materialised.
And the village was never inhabited.
Now, it lies in ruins, a weird blot on the picturesque, wild, west coast landscape.
But, I love it!
@TheWelshWookie and I visited it with my parents, and with my nephew Ryan. We had a great day, adventuring!
Would you like to see some pictures?
Back to tonight: I’ve done 20 minutes on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the rower and my plank-a-day. Today’s a rest day from the squat challenge 😉
Have you visited any derelict buildings or places?
23 thoughts on “The Ghost Village”
People are so creative when spray painting. I don’t even have that talent with pen and paper or crayons and paper. 😉
Some of it was beautiful!
I’m smiling as I type- I’m the same! I struggle drawing stick figures!
I am a fan of drawing flowers…let’s be honest. The only one flower I draw looks something like a daisy.
Excellent post. I’d love to go on a similar adventure one day. Also just thought I’d add, there’s a restaurant near me called Loch Fyne! Didn’t realise it was actually a real loch!
Loch Fyne Oyster Bars? I drive past the original one regularly! 😀
I have just googled, as I’ve never been. This is a Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill
That’s the one- we call it the Oyster bar, but that’s seafood and grill is the proper name! Hope the food is as good as it is here!
Ah right! Maybe one day I’ll check it out. I do like seafood so don’t actually know why I haven’t been sooner!
You’ll have to go, then write a review! Ideal running fuel!
Great photos. interesting post 🙂 There are old mining towns on the west coast of Tasmania that are now derelict. It doesn’t take long for nature to take over and reclaim the area. Same with a few old farm houses around here in the central north.
Thanks for the photos. You have some talented graffiti artists. What an exhibit it would make.
I’m glad you liked them, I was surprised at how good they were!
What a cool place! I love all the artwork.
It was cool and a little creepy!
Wow! This place looks aaaaamaaaazing! The graffiti work is insane!
It was a great place to explore!
I was really confused the first time I saw Polphail – it just seemed so out of place and just weird. I’m pretty sure the attractive grafitti wasn’t there then – but we are going back a few years!
Love the wall art
so do I!
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Very cool canvas for artists!
I think they enjoy it, by the looks of things!