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calamity

Fin Me Oot

Has anyone any info on this lost village, Id like to see it for some photos, but dont even know if its still there..

Fin Me Oot was the name given to a small miner's village located on the banks of the Rotten Calder, a tributary of the River Clyde.

The village's formal name was Caldervale. However, in its latter years, after the demise of mining in the area, its location meant it was not easily found by visitors, and this may be how the name Fin Me Oot came to be associated with it. Anecdotal accounts relating to the name suggest its use only began after mining ceased. By repute, the village was still extant in 1959, but the date of last occupation, or of its demolition, are unknown

The records of AG Moore & Co, owners of the Blantyreferme Mine near Uddingston (which employed 456: 386 underground and 70 above), show the mine owners' houses in Blantyre Parish were located at nearby Blantyreferme, and Caldervale, which had 40 two apartment houses with sculleries, occupied by 56 miners, at a rental of 9 2s (9.10).
Stuball

Anything to do with Caldervale School in Airdrie?
cybers

Not too sure of that one Stu But this is where it is....
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=55...98&z=15.4&r=0&src=msl

Not much to see but the crem is no far  
calamity

thats the one Caldervale. so is there nothing there now or worth a visit..
Subzero

I was going to suggest

http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/index.php/Secrets/FinMeOot

to you but I see you've already looked at it.

I think the Glesga Keelies (?) site has something on it too.
cybers

Dont remember anything of interest apart from a cobbled street in the trees but it was 25-30 odd years ago i was there. with my Grandpa.
calamity

doesnt seem worth the visit, does anyone know anthing about this place, which was never used or lived in now home to bats... is it still there as I read it was to be demolished back in 2009.



Polphail

Recent Page Trail: Secrets/AABatteryEasterhouse >> Secrets/QuarriersVillageBridgeOfWeir
Polphail accommodation, 2009, fox
Polphail accommodation

Polphail was built during the early 1970s to provide accommodation for up to 500 workers at a nearby oil platform construction yard in Portavadie, but was never occupied because the yard was never went into production

There have been numerous proposals to create timeshare facilities on the site of the derelict village over the years, but all have failed to attract sponsors. A further proposal reviewed in 2006 projected a village which could rival Tighnabruaich in size, with a marina for up to 250 vessels.
John

A few members from here have been Calamity.
http://urbanglasgow.myfastforum.org/about1500.html

and here
http://urbanglasgow.myfastforum.org/about1615.html
Subzero

calamity wrote:
doesnt seem worth the visit, does anyone know anthing about this place, which was never used or lived in now home to bats... is it still there as I read it was to be demolished back in 2009.



Polphail

Recent Page Trail: Secrets/AABatteryEasterhouse >> Secrets/QuarriersVillageBridgeOfWeir
Polphail accommodation, 2009, fox
Polphail accommodation

Polphail was built during the early 1970s to provide accommodation for up to 500 workers at a nearby oil platform construction yard in Portavadie, but was never occupied because the yard was never went into production

There have been numerous proposals to create timeshare facilities on the site of the derelict village over the years, but all have failed to attract sponsors. A further proposal reviewed in 2006 projected a village which could rival Tighnabruaich in size, with a marina for up to 250 vessels.


Why ask here? when you've already lifted an image from and read about the place on

http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/index.php/Secrets/Polphail

Lost interest in FMO?
cybers

Informed opinions perhaps might be the reason.
Do you agree ?
calamity

I wanted to know if the place still existed pal, thats all.. hope that satisfies you...
wee minx

calamity wrote:
doesnt seem worth the visit, does anyone know anthing about this place, which was never used or lived in now home to bats... is it still there as I read it was to be demolished back in 2009.

Polphail

Recent Page Trail: Secrets/AABatteryEasterhouse >> Secrets/QuarriersVillageBridgeOfWeir
Polphail accommodation, 2009, fox
Polphail accommodation

Polphail was built during the early 1970s to provide accommodation for up to 500 workers at a nearby oil platform construction yard in Portavadie, but was never occupied because the yard was never went into production

There have been numerous proposals to create timeshare facilities on the site of the derelict village over the years, but all have failed to attract sponsors. A further proposal reviewed in 2006 projected a village which could rival Tighnabruaich in size, with a marina for up to 250 vessels.


I found it very interesting Calamity. Have you had a look at all the images from here and other forums?.  

Even if the village itself is not your thing, the walk up the hill hehind it gives stunning views, I think there is actually a marked walk, about 4 km, you can do from there, but I've lost the link to it.

It's a bit of a drive, however loads of interesting things on the way there and back, you might even find a derelict hotel or two   .
Thanks you for the link subzero..very interesting   .
Doog Doog

If bats are nesting in the buildings at Polphail,then they can't be demolished.
calamity

oh well, thats a place for a visit..
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