The following is a list of ghost towns , listed by continent, then by country. When diamonds were discovered in , German miners flocked to the area, and several new settlements were established, only to be abandoned once the supply of diamonds dried up. The ghost towns that were left behind include:. The islands of Antarctica, particularly South Georgia , were popular with whalers during the first half of the 20th century, and many of the settlements on these islands are former whaling stations. Most of them were closed down during the Great Depression , when whaling became unprofitable, and are now abandoned. These settlements include:.
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Having existed as a Lanarkshire burgh in its own right for more than years, in Rutherglen lost its own local council and administratively became a component of the City of Glasgow District Council within the Strathclyde region along with neighbouring Cambuslang. It gradually diminished in importance as neighbouring Glasgow grew in power and size. This was located close to Farme Cross in the north of Rutherglen, and stood until the s. Rutherglen was a centre of heavy industry ,    having a long coal mining tradition which died out by Today there is a significant legacy of soluble chromium VI waste in the area. Horse and cattle markets, including the regular Beltane Fair in May and St Luke's Fair in November accompanied by the baking of sour cakes by locals  were also common and popular until the 20th century. Rutherglen is nowadays primarily a dormitory suburb of Glasgow.
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In September , the largest battle in number of troops between England and Scotland took place. The battle took place in Northumberland, just outside the village of Branxton hence the alternative name for the battle, the Battle of Branxton. Prior to the battle, the Scots were based at Flodden Edge, which is how the battle became known as the Battle of Flodden. Dool and wae for the order sent oor lads tae the Border! The invasion provoked the French King Louis XII to invoke the terms of the Auld Alliance , a defensive alliance between France and Scotland to deter England from invading either country, with a treaty that stipulated that if either country was invaded by England the other country would invade England in retaliation.