Place:Kinross-shire, Scotland

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NameKinross-shire
TypeTraditional county
Located inScotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inTayside, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
Perth and Kinross, Scotland     (1996 - )
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Blairingone ( - 1975 )
Carnbo ( - 1975 )
Crook of Devon ( - 1975 )
Gartwhinzean ( - 1975 )
Kilduff ( - 1975 )
Rumbling Bridge ( - 1975 )
Parish
Arngask ( - 1891 )
Cleish ( - 1975 )
Fossoway ( 1891 - 1975 )
Kinross ( - 1975 )
Orwell ( - 1975 )
Portmoak ( - 1975 )
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kinross-shire or the County of Kinross is a registration county, electoral ward and historic county in the Perth and Kinross council area in the east central Lowlands of Scotland. Surrounding its largest settlement and county town of Kinross, Kinross-shire borders Perthshire to the north, Fife to the east and south and Clackmannanshire to the west.

Kinross-shire was a local government county, for most of its history running a joint county council with Perthshire. It was finally abolished in 1975, becoming part of the former Tayside Region. Since 1996 it has been part of the Perth and Kinross council area.

The area is dominated by Loch Leven, a large inland loch, with 2 islands and home to an internationally important nature reserve. One of the islands contains a castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was once held prisoner. Much of the land in Kinross–shire is fertile agricultural land and most of the inhabitants were originally employed on the land. The gently-rolling farmland surrounding Loch Leven gives way to steep, more rugged terrain.

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