Time Capsule Cottage
By Rebecca Drew
EERIE images reveal the decaying remains of a once idyllic countryside cottage nestled deep in the Scottish countryside since it was left empty more than ten-years-ago.
The series of pictures show a moss ridden sink piled high with dishes, peeling wallpaper and paintings that have been left strewn across the floor. One image even shows a Rayburn cooker with pans left on the stove and another shows a holiday souvenir left on the windowsill.
The spooky shots were taken in Ardnamurchan, Scotland by an urban explorer known only as The Forgotten Scotland. To take the pictures he used an Olympus Em5 DSLR Camera.
“From what was left behind I would say that an older gentleman stayed in this cottage,” explained The Forgotten Scotland.
“Part of the allure of exploring is trying to decipher from the clues left behind what kind of person lived there.
“It was sad to see that any renovation work done in the cottage really was of a poor and temporary standard, maybe the person had to leave due to this.
“What I love is seeing colours and textures that we don’t see in our day to day lives, the vivid colours of moss, ivy and fungi contrasting against rough blocks of stone, iron and rusted metal.
“Visiting an abandoned cottage in a remote part of Scotland can be like stepping back in time.”
It is not known exactly how long the cottage has been abandoned for but The Forgotten Scotland says that it is important to remain vigilant when visiting old buildings in remote locations.
“Judging from old newspapers and food containers left around, I would guess that the cottage has been abandoned since around 2004,” explained The Forgotten Scotland.
“This was a simple explore as the house is set in a rural location, in such old houses you have to be aware of rotten flooring as it is possible to put your feet through and hurt yourself.
“In this house the staircase was collapsing and rotted so we didn’t risk exploring upstairs.”