Castle Ruins 186 23 July 2017
In May 2017, Ardrossan Castle reached the final six in Scotland's Dig It! 2017 Hidden Gems competition. Dig It! is celebration of Scottish archaeology and is sponsored by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland. The aim was to find Scotland's best-kept heritage 'secret'. To celebrate this success and to raise awareness of it, Ardrossan Castle Heritage Society organised a Treasure Hunt on the Castle Hill 23 July 2017. On 1 August 2017, it was announced that Ardrossan Castle finished in second place.