Carrick History Society
Comman Eachdraidh Charraige

A small village about seven miles south of Girvan on the shore of the Firth of Clyde.

Prominent above the settlement is the ruined tower-house of Carleton, once owned by a branch of the Cathcart family. The estate dates back at least to the times of Robert the Bruce although the tower is undated, its six-feet thick walls suggest it was possibly built in the 15th century. .Today it is a roofless ruin and stands near to a circular earthen mound and ditch from a much earlier historic period. In spite of its antiquity it was damaged by a lane being driven through part of it.