Kinnesswood

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Kinnesswood
Kinnesswood Main Street - geograph.org.uk - 125756.jpg
Kinnesswood Main Street
Kinnesswood is located in Perth and Kinross
Kinnesswood
Kinnesswood
Location within Perth and Kinross
Population482 Census 2011-03-27
OS grid referenceNO176028
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKINROSS
Postcode districtKY13
Dialling code01592
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°12′38″N 3°19′48″W / 56.210623°N 3.330023°W / 56.210623; -3.330023Coordinates: 56°12′38″N 3°19′48″W / 56.210623°N 3.330023°W / 56.210623; -3.330023

Kinnesswood (About this soundlisten ; Scots: Kinaskit,[1] About this soundlisten ),[2] 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.[3]

Disused 'phone box used as a second hand book exchange

Famous Residents[edit]

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".[4] Bruce died from consumption at the early age of 21.

In 1829 meteorologist Alexander Buchan was born here.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Eagle. "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots Online.
  2. ^ Liddall, W.J.N. (1896). The place names of Fife and Kinross. William Green & Sons. p. 34.
  3. ^ "Perth & Alloa", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22997-1
  4. ^ Michael Bruce of Kinross-shire (Poet of Loch Leven; Poet of Lomond Braes; The Shepherd Poet) Alternative Perthshire[1]
  5. ^ http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/fellows/biographical_index/fells_indexp1.pdf