Loudoun Castle theme park in East Ayrshire used to be a hot spot for families with kids, teenagers and tourists.

The park opened in 1995 and featured rides such as The Rat rollercoaster and Logger's Leap log flume.

You might also remember the chair swing ride with the huge blue globe at the centre and the Black Pearl pirate ship, which was relocated to Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire.

Having closed in 2010, the once popular tourist location looks very different now and owners of the estate have posted notices warning against entering the site as areas are dangerous.

It's eerily silent with rusted old rides, and the future of the derelict theme park is yet to be determined. The fate of Loudoun Castle is in the hands of the Scottish Government

All photos by Michelle O'Connell: www.flickr.com/photos/shellewill79