|Mac a' Bhriuthainn, MacIlledhuinn.|
|File:Broun of Colstoun arms.svg|
|Sir Wayne Broun of Colstoun|
|14th Baronet of Colstoun|
|Seat||Colstoun House near Haddington, East Lothian|
|Historic seat||Carsluith Castle|
Origins of the Name
The more usual form of the surname Broun is Brown. It is an extremely common name and is usually a reference to coloring. The historian, Black, asserts that Browns of Celtic origin might have been named after their descent from native judges, who were known as brehons.
The Scottish Lowland name of Brown achieved prominence in the early twelfth century in East Lothian. Sir David Le Brun was a witness to the laying of the foundation of Holyrood Abbey in 1128. He had given lands to the abbey in return for prayers said for the health of his son.
The chiefly family, the Brouns of Colstoun enjoyed considerable royal favor, which may have been because of their claimed descent from the royal house of France. The chief's arms even bear the three gold lilies of France. The family married into other noble families such as that of the chiefs of Clan Hay.
- Clan Chief: Sir Wayne Broun of Colstoun, 14th Baronet of Colstoun, Chief of the Name and Arms of Broun
- Tartans: Clan Broun of Coulston, Clan Brown of Castledean, Clan Brown Military Watch, Clan Brown Dress Watch
- Official Broun of Colstoun Website
- Official Clan Brown Society
- Colstoun House Website
- Brown electricscotland web page
- Way, George and Squire, Romily. Collins Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia. (Foreword by The Rt Hon. The Earl of Elgin KT, Convenor, The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs). Published in 1994. Page 366.
- Inverkeithing - Scottish Places scottish-places.info. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
- The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
- The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time; By Bernard Burke; Published by Harrison & sons, 1864; p.131 Link to Book
- "Brown of Castledean". The Scottish Register of Tartans. National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 1 February 2013.