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?