Sinniness Tower, Dumfries and Galloway
Glenluce, Nr Milton, Newton Stewart
B Road of A747
Sinniness Castle is now little more than a total ruin with just one small corner of a tower remaining above ground a a vaulted basement beneath.
The ruins lay close by the road on private farmland.
~ History ~
1571 ~ Archibald Kennedy builds himself a new tower at Sinniness.
1670's ~ The tower passes to Sir John Dalrymple of Stair.
He is a well-known Covenanter at odds with the Crown.
1680's ~ The tower is abandoned and allowed to fall into ruin.
1692 ~ Dalrymple becomes infamous for his participation in the Glencoe Massacre of Clan MacDonald. Despite political fury, he survives to be raised Earl of Stair eleven years later.