Bits of the past often survive into the present, but rarely does this happen to an entire village
Discover a lost world in the mountains around Inveraray. Auchindrain was the last “township” in Scotland to be inhabited and worked, and it is the most well-preserved example that you can visit today. Only six miles south of Inveraray Hostel on the A83, Auchindrain is set in a dramatic landscape with excellent walks nearby. In townships people lived and worked together in order to survive in the Highland landscape. Auchindrain was established as a community before 1500. Its people began to leave in the 1890s but the buildings remained and became cowsheds, stables and potato stores. The last family moved away in 1967. A visit will take you back to a vanished way of life.