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Kinross,former county, Scotland: see Kinross-shireKinross-shire
former county, E Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Kinross-shire became (1975) part of the new Tayside region. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Tayside was dissolved and the territory of the former Kinross-shire
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Kinross(kĭnrôs`), town (1991 pop. 3,459), Perth and Kinross, E Scotland, on Loch Leven. Kinross is an agricultural hub, with some woolen and linen manufacturing. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the nearby Loch Leven Castle for 11 months (1567–68). Kinross House, in the style of an Italian Renaissance mansion, was built for James II of England (then duke of York) in 1685.
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(also Kinross-shire), a county in Great Britain, in Scotland. Area, 200 sq km; population, 6,300 (1970). The administrative center is the city of Kinross.
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