Kinloss

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War Memorial at Kinloss Abbey

Kinloss (Gaelic: Cinn Lois) is a village in Moray, Scotland. It is located near the shore of Findhorn Bay, around 3 miles (5km) from Findhorn and 2.5 miles (4km) from Forres. [1] Northeast of the village is Kinloss Barracks, formerly RAF Kinloss which opened on 1 April 1939..[2]

It is believed that 1,000 aircraft were dismantled at Kinloss, after the end of the Second World War. Investigations are on for possible radioactive contamination in RAF Kinloss.[3]

The Cistercian Kinloss Abbey was created in 1150 by King David. Under abbot Robert Reid the abbey became a centre of academic excellence in the 1530s. It now lies almost completely ruined.

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  1. ^ Kinloss Parish and Town. The Imperial gazetteer of Scotland. vol. 2. by Rev. John Marius Wilson http://archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee02wilsuoft#page/234/mode/1up
  2. ^ Crowther, Stuart. "RAF aim for a smooth transition for Kinloss base". STV Forres. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "RAF Kinloss". Retrieved 2012-05-20. 

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Coordinates: 57°38′13″N 3°33′47″W / 57.637°N 3.563°W / 57.637; -3.563