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Scotland’s “Ghost Village” Up For Sale

Scotland’s “Ghost Village” Up For Sale

An uninhabited village in a stunning location on the West Coast of Scotland has been placed up for sale with property marketing firm CKD Galbraith.

Known widely as simply the “Ghost Village”, Pollphail was built in the 1970’s to house around 500 workers from nearby oil platforms – however changes in business and the local economy meant that the houses remained empty as demand for labour in the area decreased.

Property Photography Reveals Urban Artists’ Interest

Since then the site in Argyll, which boasts amazing views over the Mull of Kintyre and Loch Fyne, has fallen into dereliction, visited only by the occasional curious tourist and urban artists who, property photography reveals, have treated the abandoned buildings as a blank canvas for their work.

Those in charge of the property marketing have something of a task on their hands, since in it’s current state the village is thought of as something of an eyesore – however agents are keen to point out that the development potential is huge.

Village for Sale is “Exciting Opportunity”

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Harry Stott of property marketing firm CKD Galbraith said: “This is an exciting opportunity for someone to take on, the Cowal Peninsula is a popular tourist and holiday destination and the site may be suitable for second homes or holiday homes and could compliment the significant investment made nearby at Portavadie Marina.”

No price is advertised for the site, with offers invited – although property market pundits believe the site will fetch hundreds of thousands when the sale is finally agreed.


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