An abandoned estate in Scotland has been compared to a scene from an apocalyptic movie after eerie pictures of decay were captured.
The derelict Craigiehall was once the Headquarters of the British Army in Scotland and the housing estate was built in the nearby streets to house military members and their families living in Edinburgh.
Riverside and Primrose Drive are now filled with empty buildings that have fallen into disrepair since the military and their loved ones moved.
The Craigiehall base was permanently closed in 2019, and although plans have been put in place to turn the site into a 1,200-house village, the site is currently empty.
The windows and doors of the abandoned houses were boarded and the paint peeled off the exterior walls.
Piles of trash can be seen on the sidewalk next to trash cans, or inside an abandoned garage.
Bricks crumbled from several curbs around the grassy front garden and were left where they fell.
The bus station that once connected military families to the rest of Edinburgh has now been vandalized and has lost some of its plastic panes.
And although the property has security nearby, nearly every other home is a target for vandals.
A children’s amusement park located in the center of the site has also been locked down after it was taken over by rust.
The gate leading to the play area was locked, with loud coronavirus warnings posted on nearby signs.
Craigiehall was requisitioned by the Armed Forces in 1939 before being acquired by the MoD in 1951.
It was even used as the location for the Air Defense Operations Room of the Royal Artillery during the Cold War in the 1950s.
Plans for the village were proposed four years ago, including a local hotel, 1,200 houses as well as a park and ride.
But these were withdrawn shortly after.
Based on Live in Edinburgh“These assets are no longer in use by the MoD and we are in discussions with planning agencies about the potential for future development,” said a MoD spokesman.
“We are aware there has been vandalism on some properties and we are rapidly deploying 24/7 security on site.”
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