Ghaist toun

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A ghaist toun is an abandoned veelage, toun, or ceety, uisually ane which conteens substantial visible remains. A toun aften becomes a ghaist toun acause the economic activity that supportit it haes failed, or due tae natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, govrenment actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer tae ceeties, touns, an neebourheids which are still populatit, but significantly less so than in years past; for example those affectit bi heich levels o unemployment an dereliction.[1]

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  1. Baker, T. Lindsay (2003). More Ghost Towns of Texas (in Inglis). Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0806135182.