Kinross

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Kinross
Kinross High Street. - geograph.org.uk - 92123.jpg
High Street, Kinross
Kinross is located in Perth and Kinross
Kinross
Kinross
Location within Perth and Kinross
Area 2.00 km2 (0.77 sq mi) [1]
Population 5,120 (2016)[1]
• Density 2,560/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
OS grid reference NO1102
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KINROSS
Postcode district KY13
Dialling code 01577
Police Scotland
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°12′N 3°25′W / 56.20°N 3.42°W / 56.20; -3.42Coordinates: 56°12′N 3°25′W / 56.20°N 3.42°W / 56.20; -3.42

Kinross (/kɪnˈrɒs/, Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Rois) is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, located around 13 miles (21 km) south of Perth and around 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Edinburgh. It is the traditional county town of the historic county of Kinross-shire.

Location and transport

The site of the original parish church and churchyard are located down a small wynd overlooking Loch Leven, a little away from the town.

A map of Kinross from 1945

Kinross was originally linked by railway to Perthshire, Fife and Clackmannanshire until the rail links gradually disappeared. At one time three independent railway companies had their termini at the town. The Fife and Kinross Railway came from the east, the Kinross-shire Railway came from the south and The Devon Valley Railway came from the west. Recently, Kinross has expanded, especially since the construction of the M90 motorway, which is the main north-south artery bypassing the town. Many people working within a commuting radius of Kinross have settled in the town owing to its central location and local amenities.

Tourism

The burgh is located on the shores of Loch Leven. There are boat trips around the loch and to Loch Leven Castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was held prisoner in 1567.

Up to 2014 the annual T in the Park music festival. which was officially replaced by TRNSMT festival in Glasgow Green, was held nearby, at the former Balado airfield. Balado is also the locale of a now inactive NATO ICBM early warning radar and during the Second World War there was an airstrip and barracks.

Climate

As with most of the British Isles, Kinross has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for Kinross (120 m asl, averages 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
6.5
(43.7)
8.6
(47.5)
11.3
(52.3)
14.6
(58.3)
17.2
(63.0)
19.3
(66.7)
19.0
(66.2)
16.1
(61.0)
12.2
(54.0)
8.6
(47.5)
6.0
(42.8)
12.1
(53.8)
Average low °C (°F) −0.3
(31.5)
−0.2
(31.6)
1.0
(33.8)
2.5
(36.5)
5.0
(41.0)
7.9
(46.2)
9.7
(49.5)
9.3
(48.7)
7.2
(45.0)
4.5
(40.1)
1.8
(35.2)
−0.4
(31.3)
4.0
(39.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 123.9
(4.88)
84.3
(3.32)
89.1
(3.51)
58.0
(2.28)
61.3
(2.41)
72.8
(2.87)
69.5
(2.74)
81.4
(3.20)
90.5
(3.56)
116.2
(4.57)
107.4
(4.23)
102.2
(4.02)
1,056.6
(41.59)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 16.8 12.8 14.5 10.9 11.2 12.3 11.6 12.8 12.9 16.1 15.0 15.1 162
Mean monthly sunshine hours 33.5 70.7 110.3 149.8 184.7 156.1 168.1 165.3 127.4 85.4 48.6 23.2 1,323.1
Source: Met Office[2]

Sport and recreation

The Loch Leven Trails offers 21 km (13 miles) of walking and cycling heritage trail around the shoreline of Loch Leven. It begins at RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve via Findatie to Kinross Pier/Kirkgate Park.

There is a leisure centre located in Kinross, called Loch Leven Leisure.

Kinross has three amateur football teams – Kinross AFC who currently play in the Fife Kingdom Caledonian Football League, Fossoway AFC who play in the Fife 1st division and Portmoak AFC who play in the Perthshire 3rd division.

Notable people

Twinned Cities

Education

References

  1. ^ a b "Kinross (Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Kinross climate information". Met Office. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1876,' Biographical Sketch of Andrew Barlass, pg. 475

External links

  • Kinross Community Council
  • Kinross Primary School
  • Kinross A.F.C
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