The History of Montrose and its Surrounding Parishes
The history of Dunninald requires more study, but it was an early parish with its own church of St Skeoch, or Skae, close to the coast. The parish was amalgamated into Craig in the 16th century Reformation. The bounds of the early parish have not been determined, but it is known from documentary sources that it also had its own castle. Its location has still not been confirmed. One antiquarian tradition hints that this lay in the north part of the parish where it overlooked the River South Esk, but several other sites have also been suggested. In part of the post-medieval period the estate of Usan ran with Rossie in Craig, but by the 18th century it had its own 'big house', which still survives.