• Kinross-shire

    Kinross-shire, officially the County of Kinross, was a county of Scotland. Its county town was Kinross. To the north it bordered Perthshire, to the east and south Fife, and to the west Clackmannanshire. Abolished in 1975, it became part of the former Tayside Region. Since 1996 it has been part of Perth and Kinross council area.
    The county was dominated by Loch Leven, a large inland loch, with 2 islands and home to an internationally important nature reserve. One of the islands contains a castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was once held prisoner. Much of the land in Kinross–shire is fertile agricultural land and most of the inhabitants were originally employed on the land. The gently-rolling farmland surrounding Loch Leven gives way to steep, more rugged terrain.

    County Town: Kinross
    Industries: Agriculture


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    Register Offices
    Kinross-shire Register Offices are operated by Perthshire Council

    21/25 High Street
    KY13 8AP
    Tel: 01577 867607

    21 Church Street
    KY13 7XE
    Tel: 01577 862536

    Registration Offices within Perth and Kinross Registration Service

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