Dykehead, Strathaven

On the way back from Ayrshire I passed this ruin. The old maps have revealed that it was a farmhouse called Dykehead:


It must have still had roof up until the time of the outbreak of WWII:

Dykehead had been a prosperous farm as this report from 1819 indicates:

Newspapers often carry sad stories, such as this from 1906:

And this tragedy of 1928: