Kinnesswood Main Street
Kinnesswood shown within Perth and Kinross
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Kinnesswood ( listen (help·info); Scots: Kinaskit, listen (help·info)), possibly from the Scottish Gaelic: Ceann eas ciad ("head of the waterfall of the wood") is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies to the east of Loch Leven, on the A911 road, below Bishop Hill in the Lomond Hills. It is approximately 4 miles west of Glenrothes and 4 miles east of Kinross.
It was the birthplace in 1746 of the poet Michael Bruce who was born into a weaver's family and is remembered for his nature poetry in poems such as 'Ode To The Cuckoo' which Edmund Burke described as "the most beautiful lyric in our language". Bruce died from consumption at the early age of 21.
- The Online Scots Dictionary
- Liddall, W.J.N. (1896). The place names of Fife and Kinross. William Green & Sons. p. 34.
- "Perth & Alloa", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22997-1
- Michael Bruce of Kinross-shire (Poet of Loch Leven; Poet of Lomond Braes; The Shepherd Poet) Alternative Perthshire
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