Magical images show Scots castle almost completely consumed by nature


AN AIRCRAFT engineer has captured magical images of a Scots castle that has been almost completely consumed by nature.

Derek Mccrimmon captured the jaw dropping photos of Buchanan Castle in Stirlingshire on Saturday showing the ruins overwhelmed by trees and flora.

The 38-year-old, from Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, used his drone to snap some of the dramatic images which look like they could feature in a fairytale.


One aerial shot shows the castle filled with strikingly green shrubbery while the main structure of the 19th century castle can still be seen. 

Scores of trees, bushes and vines are shown growing in, on and around the stone frame that was once a grand home and used until 1925.

A final photo, taken from ground level, shows an almost mystical section of the castle featuring dark green vines wrapped around the historic brickwork. 

Only a slither of light appears to be able to reach through the towering trees in the eerie shots.

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Derek captured some stunning shots of the castle using his drone.                                                     (C) Derek Mccrimmon

Derek shared his incredible snaps on Facebook yesterday writing: “Buchanan Castle.

“Have you ever seen a castle more overrun by nature?” 

Scots have left comments after being left impressed by the breathtaking photos. 
Chrissie Skilton wrote: “Absolutely stunning place. Wonderful pics. Managed to have a nosy around there a few years ago, beautiful.”

Lisa Marie said: “Shame they couldn’t restore it for visitors.”

Red Rogers commented: “Amazing photos of an awesome place!”

Margaret Ann McGeary said: “Wow, this looks like it came straight out of a fairytale!”

Robert Cameron added: “Time and nature have their way!”

Speaking today Derek said: “I went to the castle at 6am to beat any crowd. 

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Inside the overgrown castle it looks like something out of a fairytale.                                                 (C) Derek Mccrimmon

“I found where to park and walked through a small wooded area into the castle. 

“It was very eerie at that time in the morning with no one around. 

“I explored the full grounds, it is so overrun by nature and trees come up into most rooms.” 

Buchanan Castle can be found just one mile from the village of Drymen in Stirlingshire, Scotland, and was built between 1852 and 1858. 

The striking building was commissioned by James Graham, 4th Duke of Montrose as a replacement for Buchanan Auld House which was destroyed in a fire in 1852. 

After the building was put out of use in 1925, its roof was removed in 1954 and it has since fallen to the hands of nature.