Kinross

infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name= Kinross
gaelic_name= Ceann Rois
population= 4,000 (approx.)
os_grid_reference= NO1102
longitude= -3.42
latitude= 56.20
unitary_scotland= Perth and Kinross
lieutenancy_scotland= Perth and Kinross
constituency_westminster= Ochil and South Perthshire
constituency_scottish_parliament= Ochil
post_town= KINROSS
postcode_district = KY13
postcode_area= KY
dial_code= 01577

Kinross (Gaelic: "Ceann Rois") is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It was formerly the county town of Kinross-shire. Kinross is a fairly small town, with some attractive buildings. The site of the original parish church and churchyard are located down a small wynd overlooking Loch Leven, a little away from the town.

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The annual T in the Park music festival is 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.

There are roughly 4000-5000 people living in Kinross. The vast majority of children living in Kinross will attend Kinross High School, with the others also possibly attending local private schools such as Dollar Academy.

Twinned Cities

* Gacé, France

External links

* [http://www.kinross.cc/ Kinross Community Council]
* [http://www.kinross-pri.pkc.sch.uk/ Kinross Primary School]


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