Mill Glen reservoir, which has a dam at its southern end, is about a mile north of Ardrossan.
The little hero had saved her life. What was I thinking? I shudder with the realization of what could have occurred. Young mother—too casual in approach—unaware of water danger. A near fatal mistake never to be repeated. Over forty years later, the lingering effect of leukemia claimed her life.
I can only speculate on the circumstances that took the young men's lives. One could have been trying to save the other. I hate to think they might have made a suicide pact in such a beautiful, historic part of Scotland.
The castle stood until 1648, when Oliver Cromwell's troops had it destroyed, taking much of the stonework to Ayr to build the fort there. The ruins still stand, but are overgrown and in a dangerous condition.
Stories like these show life to be precious and fleeting. Love those around you while you can. We can build magnificent structures, but even the ruins of castles crumble.