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Kinnesswood Main Street
Kinnesswood is located in Perth and Kinross
Kinnesswood shown within Perth and Kinross
Population 482 Census 2011-03-27
OS grid reference NO176028
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KINROSS
Postcode district KY13
Dialling code 01592
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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

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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