Buyers sought for 'ghost village' of Pollphail in Argyll and Bute
- 22 June 2012
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
An abandoned village in Argyll and Bute which has lain unoccupied for more than 35 years has been put up for sale.
The "ghost village" of Pollphail, overlooking Loch Fyne, was built to house workers at a construction yard during the UK oil boom of the 1970s.
When demand never materialised for its concrete platforms, the project was shelved and the village lay empty.
Property consultants CKD Galbraith believe the site could be suitable for housing or leisure development.
The company have not fixed a specific price for the site and said they were open to offers.
Harry Stott, of CKD Galbraith, said: "The village has a fascinating and chequered history mired by financial scandal when it was originally built, but there is something about the property that really captures the imagination.
"The site has lain empty for over 35 years and is a bit of an eyesore to local residents and visitors alike.
"If you can see beyond the dereliction, Pollphail occupies a fantastic position overlooking Loch Fyne with views towards the Mull of Kintyre."
Mr Stott said the site had "huge potential" and was "suitable for a range of uses" although he suspected that housing would be the most attractive option.
He added: "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."