The original fireplace would have been less grand than what is currently located there. It would have been a pretty basic fireplace, very similar to that which is in the living room.
It was not until 1912 that the fireplace you see now came into existence with its ornate carvings.
In the early 20th century the castle went through a massive about of change and the fireplace was one of those. The famous architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer was brought in to oversee all the work done.
The Fireplace has a large mantle and above it has the coat of arms of the Hunter family which contains the Hunting Dogs and Horns along with the words "Cursum Perficio" which in Latin means - "My journey is over", or "I finish my journey", however the Hunter family use the translation "I accomplish the hunt".