Colourful Street Scene in centre of Kinross, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the town of KinrossĀ in central Scotland. Summary information and facts:

  • Population about 4000-5000.
  • The name has evolved from the Gaelic: Kin=head and Ross=plant.
  • An old market town which became the county town of Kinross-shire. Now part of Perthshire.
  • Some of the architecture shown below dates back to the 18th century.
  • Good road communications places Kinross in reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Stirling and Perth. Many commuters reside here.
  • Close by is Loch Leven and Lochleven Castle.

The vacant civic buildings in the centre detract from what is otherwise an architecturally attractive town.

Video clip of central Kinross.

This County House/Government building was repaired by the Crown in 1771. Sir Robert Adam (leading architect and local M.P.) decorated front at own expense.

Nicely decorated house in Kinross

Salutation Hotel, Kinross

Interesting historic tower attached to vacant civic building in centre of Kinross.

Sad, unused civic buildings including Carnegie Library in centre of Kinross.

Kinross Parish Church (Prebyterian)

Church Community Centre in Kinross, Scotland

School Wynd ( School Street) in centre of Kinross.

Secure windows in Kinross-to stop unlawful entrance or exit?

Date above these Kinross door lintels reads 1716.

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