Portavadie and Low Stillaig

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This is a very peaceful coastal circuit from Portavadie, passing the abandoned village of Polphail.

Polphail was built as accommodation for construction workers in the 1970s, when Portavadie was chosen as the site for a construction yard for concrete oil platforms; it is now abandoned and protected due to habitation by bats. In 2009 the site came to the attention of a group of artists known as The Agents of Change. Although they are graffiti artists, this is not a group of kids running around with cans of spray paint vandalising the streets and tagging any clean surface, but are well-established artists in their forties. Having seen the derelict village in the news, they got in touch with the owner requesting permission to carry out a project in the village and were pleased to receive a positive response to their enquiry.

The walk continues across bracken and heather-dotted moors, passing Bronze Age standing stones and with great coastal views across to Kintyre and Arran.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Argyll Forest Park


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Sea