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of the promontory”, from the Scottish Gaelic words Ceann “head”
and ros “promontory”. Kinross is built on a promontory
protruding into Loch Leven. The name was recorded as Kynros in 1144.Kinross
the County town of Kinross-shire maintains a rural market town feeling
despite the M90 motorway running alongside. It is difficult to imagine
that Edinburgh and Glasgow, with all the traffic, hustle and bustle,
are so close.
In the centre of the town can be
seen the steeple which has rather an odd history. A church was designed
in 1742 without a steeple. A committee was formed to raise money
to provide one, the general feeling being that a church was not
a church without a steeple. The money was, eventually raised, the
steeple built and then the church was moved, leaving the steeple
During the last century Kinross
was on the main coaching road between Perth and Edinburgh and retains
reminders of those days with the Muirs Inn and the Green Hotel,
both well known coaching hostelries. Opposite the Green Hotel is
Kinross House, another interesting
building with a history, was built in 1585-90 by Sir William Bruce.
The house is inhabited by the Montgomery family and not open to
the public. The magnificent gardens, however, are open during the
summer months and are well worth visiting. Rachel House, the first
Childrens Hospice to be built in Scotland, is situated in the old
walled garden of Kinross House.
Due to a visit from a famous German
writer and poet, Kinross and Loch Leven are well known in Germany.
Theodor Fontane spent a day here and found in the area the inspiration
for his book "Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg".
Kinross Community Council information and Minutes of meetings can
be found at: www.kinross.cc/cc.htm
-- Carnbo -- Crook
of Devon -- Kinnesswood -- Kinross
-- Loch Leven -- Milnathort
-- Rumbling Bridge -- Scotlandwell