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Kinross, Perth and Kinross

Kinross is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It was originally the county town of Kinross-shire. The site of the original parish church and churchyard are located down a small wynd overlooking Loch Leven, a little away from the town. This attractive former market town was originally linked by railway to Perthshire, Fife and Clackmannanshire until the rail links gradually disappeared.
Post townKINROSS
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyKinross-shire
OS GridNO1102
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01577
Population4,000 (approx.)

Other names by which Kinross, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past


Kinross, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kinross, market town, par., and cap. of Kinross-shire, on W. side of Loch Leven, 15 miles N. of Dunfermline amd 424 miles NW. of London by rail--par., 7275 ac., pop. 2492; town, pop. 1960; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Kinross is an ancient place, and was a favourite residence of Alexander III. It is situated at the junction of three lines of railway, and on the direct road from Edinburgh to Perth. Its industries comprise wool-spinning mills and a linen factory. On the peninsula between the town and Loch Leven is Kinross House (1685), built after designs by Sir William Bruce, the architect of Holyrood, who was a native of Kinross. Adjacent are the sites of the old residence of the Earls of Morton and of the original parish church of Kinross.

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