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Knocknagael Boar Stone

“The Knocknagael Boar Stone is a large Pictish carving dating to about AD 600, dominated by the image of a wild boar. It’s emphasised by spirals and spiky bristles, and surrounded by Pictish symbols. ”
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Freyja: Mythology of the Boar

In Norse mythology, Freyja (/ˈfreɪə/; Old Norse for "(the) Lady") is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, sex, war, gold, and seiðr. Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brísingamen, rides a chariot pulled by two cats, is accompanied by the boar Hildisvíni, and possesses a cloak of falcon feathers.
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The Boar in the Kinloch Arms

We're often asked the significance of the hog's head in our family arms. This emblem has featured throughout the heraldic history of the British Isles. In particular has been a common family emblem in Scotland. Not only does the well-known Orkney boar design goes back to the Kinloch Pictish families but even further into the Roman occupation. It's even been noted in Viking design.
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Motto: Non Degener – Not Untrue

The Kinloch arms motto has been variously translated from being Honest, True, and Non-Degenerate. There's some literary license required in how we read this but we prefer Honest, or Not Untrue. It reinforces the bedrock of the Kinloch clan believing in the strongest of defences, honor, bravery and even attack sharpened by being simply honest.
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The “Disappearing Loch”, home of the Kinloch name

The name Kinloch comes from the name of the barony of Kinloch, which is located at what was the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife." - but you won't be able to find Rossie Loch now.
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Clan Kinloch History

William de Kyndelloche of Fifeshire rendered homage in 1296 to England’s Edward I with his signature, along with the signatures of many other of Scotland’s nobility, on the Ragman Rolls.
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The Kinloch Coat of Arms

Although greatly influenced by England’s example, Scotland’s heraldic tradition also developed on its own, and there are many devices that are uniquely, and sometimes, exclusively Scottish.
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Mathematics of Pictish carvings reveal lost language

Elaborate symbols and ornate depictions of animals carved in stone by an ancient Scottish people have given up their secret – to mathematics. Statistical analysis reveals that the shapes are a forgotten written language. The method could help interpret many other enigmatic scripts – and even analyse animal communication.
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Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire, UK

The Lincoln strand of the Kinloch family lived in a house where part of the cellars contained the original Roman settlement walls, and the back garden was bordered by the walls of the castle built by William the Conqueror.
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Stones of the Picts

Here is an excellent online overview with some concise analysis of the gorgeous graphic-art of the Pictish stones. It’s very well-referenced, and the author has a personal historical connection to the subject. We highly recommend a full read of the original article, and the author’s blog with his book seems to present a fascinating look…
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln is a densely historical location that is the crossroads of prehistoric, pre-Roman, Roman, Dark Age, pre-Conquest, medieval and Kinloch family narratives.
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Nedging Tye, Suffolk

Nedging Tye is a hamlet on the B1078 road, in the civil parish of Nedging-with-Naughton, in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England. The nearest town is Hadleigh. There is also the village of Naughton nearby.
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Brave: Is Disney’s Production Design Accurate?

Costumes worn by the women in Brave are historically accurate. The rich, green worn by Queen Elinor is also similar to the Kinloch tartan. “The costumes worn by the women in Brave are very historically accurate. The rich, green dress worn by Queen Elinor, Merida’s mother, is a great example of how a woman’s dress…
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The Kinloch Tartan

Andrew Kinloch and other sources point to the Kinloch Tartan as being similar to a Stewart Hunting Tartan, or a Fife Tartan. As near as can be established this is how it looks.
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Protected: Kinloch Family Tree

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