SECURITY cameras have captured the moment youths broke into a construction area at Fairlie Castle.

Police have been contacted after the CCTV camera was activated on the evening of Saturday, April 27.


The castle's owner, Billy Kirkwood, is currently converting the 16th-century castle into an eco-friendly luxury home.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Billy Kirlwood outside his castleBilly Kirlwood outside his castle (Image: Newsquest)

He said: "I would appreciate if these individuals could be identified as they may be responsible for damage and/or theft.

"The video is being passed to Police Scotland along with a report.

"It’s not just about the damage or theft that may have occurred; more so, the dangers that construction related sites have for anyone who goes beyond the designated site boundary.

"I am not sure if some of the stonemasons' tools have been removed, or perhaps thrown in the burn, but there has been some stonework dislodged - which is more like vandalism given the amount of stonework repairs.

"It is also a cause for concern, if younger people are clambering up scaffolding, that they could lose their footing when trying to get in through the various unstable propped stone openings."

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

Billy purchased the historic building around 20 years ago and plans to modernise it with solar panels and ground-source heating.

He has also worked on several other developments in the area, including Millennium Court, Southannan and Halkshill House.

Any information can be contacted by calling Police Scotland on 101 or via the 'Contact Us' section of the Police Scotland website.

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.