This is a picture of Doon Castle near Dalmellington (not to be confused with Doune Castle in Perthsire). Loch Doon or Balloch Castle as it is sometimes known, is an eleven-sided curtain-walled castle designed to defend its original island site at the southern end of Loch Doon. The original castle dates from the 13th or 14th centuries, but it is believed that a much earlier settlement was sited on a small island to the south end of Loch Doon. As with most Scottish castles their are legends aplenty and their legend is that it gave shelter to Robert the Bruce as he was often in the surrounding district. The castle was destroyed in the reign of James V (1513 - 1542).
This part of the picture collections of Scottish photographs shows the variety of the Scottish landscapes and natural features which make up the country of Scotland. There are further pictures which show such diverse topics as scottish castles to images of industrial landscapes.
This set of pictures were taken by the Young Enterprise group of Loudoun Academy in Ayrshire (2005-06) who sold them to this site as part of their project. The group were particularly successful and won their regional finals.