KINGHORN, a royal and police burgh of Fifeshire, Scotland.
Created Kinghorn a burgh, but his connexion with the town proved fatal to him.
Kinghorn belongs 'to the Kirkcaldy district group of parliamentary burghs.
To the south, is a good harbour for its size, and at Kinghorn Ness a battery has been established in connexion with the fortifications on Inchkeith.
To the north of Kinghorn is the estate of Grange, which belonged to Sir William Kirkcaldy.
Of Kinghorn and 32 m.
With Burntisland and Kinghorn Dysart forms one of the Kirkcaldy district group of parliamentary burghs.
Landing at Kinghorn in Fifeshire in August 1332, he gained a complete victory over the Scots under Donald, earl of Mar, at Dupplin Moor, took Perth, and on the 24th of September was crowned king of Scotland at Scone.
Kirkcaldy combines with Dysart, Kinghorn and Burntisland to return one member to parliament.
On the 19th of March 1286 Alexander died, in consequence of a slip made by his horse on a cliff near Kinghorn during a night ride.
The burgh was originally called Parva Kinghorn and later Wester Kinghorn.
With Dysart, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy, it unites in returning one member to parliament.
But all such hopes were defeated by the sudden death of the king, who was killed by a fall from his horse in the dark while riding to visit the queen at Kinghorn on the 16th of March 1285.