Thanks Joe. Scaeo (French ?) probably means Scotland Dunum possibly castle or monastry.
You may have seen the book or the panel : "Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.County Wigtown" (Our South Australian State Library 720.941 W596.R for Whithorn and Kirkmadrine) p.59. #151. Inscribed Panel, Kirkmaiden Church. Hanging on the N. wall within the church is an ancient oak panel of triangular shape (fig. 44). It measures 3 ft along the base line, and along each of the other sides 2ft 7in. Carved on it in low relief at the apex are two hands appaume, gules, and below, a stag's head, argent (for Adair), followed by the undernoted inscription, which covers the remainder of the triangle - each line separated by a raised fillet about 3/8 inch in depth. The arms are in their colours, and the letters have been painted yellow, now much faded :-
P A D R(possibly Patrick Adair) O GOD MK ME TO HEIR IN FAITH AND PRACKTEIS IN LOVE THY HOLY WIRD AND COMA(N)DEME(N)TIS.THOU ART ONLY MY SUPOIRT.GOD MAK ME THANKFUL. 1618."
The new church was built on the Curghie / Corgie / land.
Does anyone know the history of the 2 hands ? It doesn't look very much like a stag's head, more like a side view of a dog's head.