Polphail Ghost Village
Up until recent events resulting in its demolition, a lone ghost village stood sadly in Argyll and Bute on the west coast of the Cowal Peninsula. Derelict and abandoned, Polphail Village resembled a post-apocalyptic town from a zombie movie. It was designed as a residential area during an oil boom in the 1970s, but, due to a lack of prosperity in the local industry, Polphail never saw any people. Years went on and the weeds thickened amongst the abandoned discordance of discarded buildings. In 2009, a group of artists embellished this surreal sight with striking graffiti art, only adding to the despondent yet evocative tone.