Kinross-shire, Historic County of Scotland
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- Administrative centre Kinross
- Chapman County Code - KRS
- Gaelic Name
- Famous for:
- Landmarks and Places of Interest
- Succeeded by Tayside Region
Kinross-shire or the County of Kinross is a registration county, electoral ward and historic county in the Perth and Kinross council area in the east central Lowlands of Scotland. Surrounding its largest settlement and county town of Kinross, Kinross-shire borders Perthshire to the north, Fife to the east and south and Clackmannanshire to the west.
The Parishes of Kinross-shire
After the boundary changes the county contained five parishes: (Number relate to above map)
- Portmoak and
(The burgh of Kinross is shown in red, Loch Leven in blue).
From 1894 elected parish councils replaced the parochial boards. These in turn were abolished in 1930, and the powers they had exercised passed to the council.
The county was anciently divided into a number of parishes, four were entirely in Kinross-shire :
- Orwell (containing the market town of Milnathort)
The parishes partly in Perthshire were :
From 1845 they were used for local government purposes and governed by parochial boards.
In 1851 there were four entire parishes in Kinross-shire -
- Kinross and
There were also parts of three other parishes,( two in the presbytery of Perth and the other in the presbytery of Auchterader).
For Historical information about Kinross-shire visit Historic Kinross-shire Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Kinross-shire.
For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Kinross-shire - Family Heads
For Famous or Notable People from Kinross-shire visit Kinross-shire - Famous People
People prepared to Help
- C. June Barnes Curator
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