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Pict Clanns of Albann


The Kilgours have a very strong association with the district of Fife, in the north of Scotland.  They took their name from the lands of Kilgour, near Falkland, and were followers of the MacDuffs, the Pict Earls of Fife.

Before it became a royal palace, Falkland was a MacDuff stronghold and it is probably no accident the earliest reference to a Kilgour relates to this place.  In 1528, Sir Thomas Kilgour was cited as chaplain of St. Thomas at Falkland.  Many Kilgours emigrated to northern Australia, where there is a river bearing that name.