This is a picture of Dunure Castle overlooking Ayr Bay in the Firth of Clyde, on the west coast of Scotland. All that remains of the castle are these ruins, which are of a later period than the original structure (which was built before the 13th century).
The castle was the ancient seat of the Kennedys of Carrick, who were granted the lands in 1357. In 1509, David Kennedy was created 1st Earl of Cassillis. The 4th Earl of Cassillis, Gilbert Kennedy, was reputed to have entertained Mary Queen of Scots from 4th to 7th August 1563 during her third progress, which took her to the west of the country.
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.