Lindores is a small village in Fife, Scotland, about 2 miles south-east of Newburgh. It is situated on the north-east shore of Lindores Loch. A possible derivation of the name Lindores is ‘church by the water’. The ruins of Abdie church, about 0.5 miles south-west of the village are possibly the site of an ancient shrine connected to the Celtic foundation at Abernethy. After the foundation of Lindores Abbey in 1191 the church was given to the abbey. A Pictish stone dating from the 3rd century stood on a nearby ridge until 1850, but is now in the church yard. Traces of an ancient castle, thought to have belonged to Macduff, Thane of Fife, have been found at the eastern end of the village. The battle of Black Irnsyde at which William Wallace defeated Aymer de Valence, the 2nd Earl of Pembroke, was fought near the village.