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Kinnesswood Main Street
Kinnesswood is located in Perth and Kinross
Location within Perth and Kinross
Population482 Census 2011-03-27
OS grid referenceNO176028
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKINROSS
Postcode districtKY13
Dialling code01592
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
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]


  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]
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