The Clan MacGowan, also spelled Clan MacGougan, is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Galloway. The clan takes its name from the Gaelic MacGobhainn, meaning “son of the blacksmith.” The MacGowans were skilled craftsmen, particularly in blacksmithing. A notable figure of the clan is Robert MacGowan, who lived during the 18th century. Robert was a renowned blacksmith known for his exceptional skills and craftsmanship. He created intricate and high-quality metalwork, earning him a reputation as one of the finest blacksmiths in the region. Robert’s contributions to the art of blacksmithing and his reputation as a master craftsman have made him a notable figure in Clan MacGowan’s history.