"Dunskey was built around 1510 by Adair of Kilhilt, replacing an earlier building which had been plundered and burned by Sir Alexander McCulloch of Myrtoun in 1489 after laying siege to the castle and starving out it's defenders." This is from http://www.callycastles.plus.com/castles/galloway/dunskey.htmhttp://www.callycastles.plus.com/castles/galloway/dunskey.htm In the Scottish Government Records "Acts of the Lord of Council in Civil Causes, vol. II, AD1496-1501, published in 1918, page 38 of 29 August 1496 it reads (in old English)in part - "Anent the complaynt made be Wilzeam Adaire of Kilhelt and Archibald Makculloch of Ardwell apoun Schir Alexander McCulloch of Mertoune, knicht, Owchtre McDowell of Gerthloy, and thare complicis, that quhair thai war dylatit of art and part of the slauchter of umquhile DYONYSE of Hammyltoun, quilkis was slane on Mydsummer evin that last was, in the toune of Wigtoun, thai bean innocent thareof, and was redy al tymes to underly our soverane Lordis lawis tharefore as was allegiit, quharefore the persons forsaid with thare complicis assegit the place of DUNSKAY pertenyng to the sade Wilzeam Adair and rasit fyre and byrnt the sammyn and skaithit the said Wilzeam in househald geire tharethrou, extending to the soume of xl li., throw the quhilk fyre rasing thai birnt ane box pertenyng to Elyse McCulloch quhilk thai had in keping and in it j li. and the skaith of the birnyng of the sade Wilzeam house extending to xx li., and als that thai tuke and spulzeit fra the sade Wilzeam foure horses with a part of barkit hydis, as was rychtsa allegiit, and als fra the sade Archbald McCulloch and his pure folkis insicht gudis of househald to the availe of xxx li., togidder with ix of ky and oxin, xviij of schepe, xvj horses and meris, tane be the sade Schir Alexander and his complicis as was inlikewise allegiit." In the Government book "Privy Seal of Scotland 3 March 1499 numbers 349, 350/1/2 there were pardons for McCulloch and W. Adare. Also in the first book mentioned above on page 333, 27th February 1499, there was an entry - Complaint by William Adaire of Kilhelt and EUPHAM STEWART, his spouse, against Alexander Gordoun, stewart depute of Kirkcudbricht regarding lands of Jhone Kennedy of Knokreoch and a mention is made of Alexander Campbell of Corsewell.