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Kinross-shire
The County of Kinross
Kinross
is a historic county and registration county in eastern Scotland, administered as part of Perth and Kinross
Kinross
since 1930.[1] Surrounding its largest settlement and county town of Kinross, the county borders Perthshire
Perthshire
to the north, Fife
Fife
to the east and south, and Clackmannanshire
Clackmannanshire
to the west. Scotland's second smallest county, Kinross-shire
Kinross-shire
is dominated by Loch Leven, a large inland loch, with two islands and an internationally important nature reserve. One of the islands contains a castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
was once held prisoner. Much of the land in Kinross-shire
Kinross-shire
is fertile agricultural land and most of the inhabitants were originally employed in farming
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Anderson (surname)
Anderson is a surname deriving from a patronymic meaning "son of Anders/Andrew" (itself derived from the Greek name "Andreas", meaning "man" or "manly"). It originated in parallel in the British Isles
British Isles
and the Nordic countries. In Scotland, the name first appeared in records of the 14th century as "Fitz Andreu" (meaning son of Andrew), and developed in various forms by the Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
patronymic of "MacGhilleAndrais" which means the servant of St. Andrew. Variations of this name were MacAndrew, Gillanders and Anderson
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Loch
Loch
Loch
(/lɒx/) is the Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
and Scots word for a lake or for a sea inlet. It is cognate with the Manx lough, Cornish logh, and the Welsh word for lake, llyn. In English English
English English
and Hiberno-English, the anglicised spelling lough (/lɒx/ or /lɒk/) is commonly found in place names; in Lowland Scots and Scottish English, the spelling "loch" is always used. Some lochs could also be called firths, fjords, estuaries, straits or bays. Sea-inlet lochs are often called sea lochs or sea loughs
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Balado, Kinross
RAF Balado Bridge
RAF Balado Bridge
is a former military airfield located 2 mi (3.2 km) west of Kinross, in central Scotland. It opened in 1942 as a satellite airfield to RAF Grangemouth, and closed in 1957. It has since served as a NATO
NATO
satellite station, a microlight flying base, and as the venue for the T in the Park
T in the Park
music festival.Contents1 History1.1 Second World War 1.2 Post War2 Later use 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Second World War[edit] RAF Balado Bridge
RAF Balado Bridge
opened on 30 March 1942. The airfield would have been named "RAF Kinross" however it was the custom not to name airfields with names that may be confused with somewhere else. In this case it may have been confused with RAF Kinloss, near Forres, which was the home to No. 19 OTU, a Bomber Command OTU flying Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys. No
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Burgh Of Barony
A burgh of barony was a type of Scottish town (burgh). Burghs of barony were distinct from royal burghs, as the title was granted to a landowner who, as a tenant-in-chief, held his estates directly from the crown. (In some cases, they might also be burghs of regality where the crown granted the leading noblemen judicial powers to try criminals for all offences except treason). They were created between 1450 and 1846, and conferred upon the landowner the right to hold weekly markets. Unlike royal burghs, they were not allowed to participate in foreign trade. In practice very few burghs of barony developed into market towns. Over 300 such burghs were created: the last was Ardrossan
Ardrossan
in 1846. From 1833 inhabitants of such burghs could form a police burgh governed by elected commissioners. In some cases the existing burgh continued to exist alongside the police burgh
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Local Government In Scotland
Local government in Scotland
Scotland
is organised through 32 unitary authorities[1] designated as Councils[2] which consist of councillors elected every five years by registered voters in each of the council areas. Councils receive the majority of their funding from the Scottish Government,[3] through Aggregate External Finance (AEF). AEF consists of three parts: Revenue Support Grants, Non-Domestic Rates, and Income and Specific Grants.[4] The level of central government support for each authority is determined by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, currently Derek Mackay
Derek Mackay
MSP, and is distributed by the Finance and Central Services Department of the Scottish Government
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Act Of Parliament
Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).[1] Act of the Oireachtas
Act of the Oireachtas
is an equivalent term used in the Republic of Ireland
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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889
Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889
(52 & 53 Vict. c. 50) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
which was passed on 26 August 1889. The main effect of the Act was to establish elected county councils in Scotland. In this it followed the pattern introduced in England and Wales
England and Wales
by the Local Government Act 1888.Contents1 County councils 2 Powers transferred to the county councils 3 Areas and boundaries3.1 Boundary changes 3.2 Districts and district committees4 Notes and referencesCounty councils[edit] The Act provided that a county council should be established in each county, consisting of elected councillors. The county was to be divided into electoral divisions, made up of groupings of parishes, each returning one councillor
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Fothriff
Coordinates: 56°15′00″N 3°25′01″W / 56.250°N 3.417°W / 56.250; -3.417 Fothriff or Fothrif was a province of Scotland
Scotland
in the Middle Ages. It is often paired with Fife, not only in De Situ Albanie, but also in early charters. The exact extent of early Fothriff is unclear, but in around 1300 the Deanery
Deanery
of Fothriff in the Bishopric of St Andrews included both Clackmannan
Clackmannan
and Kinross, as well as Fife
Fife
from the parishes of Auchtermuchty, Lathrisk, Cults, Kirkforthar Markinch
Markinch
and Methil westwards. See also[edit]Mormaerdom of FifeReferences[edit]Broun, Dauvit, "The Seven Kingdoms in De Situ Albanie: A Record of Pictish political Geography or imaginary map of ancient Alba ?" in E.J.Cowan & R
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Parliament Of Scotland
The Parliament of Scotland
Scotland
was the legislature of the Kingdom of Scotland. The parliament, like other such institutions, evolved during the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
from the king's council of bishops and earls. It is first identifiable as a parliament in 1235, during the reign of Alexander II, when it was described as a "colloquium" and already possessed a political and judicial role. By the early fourteenth century, the attendance of knights and freeholders had become important, and from 1326 commissioners from the burghs attended. Consisting of the "three estates" of clergy, nobility and the burghs sitting in a single chamber, the parliament gave consent for the raising of taxation and played an important role in the administration of justice, foreign policy, war, and all manner of other legislation. Parliamentary business was also carried out by "sister" institutions, such as General Councils or Convention of Estates
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British House Of Commons
The House of Commons
House of Commons
is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Officially, the full name of the house is the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
in Parliament assembled. Offices however extend to Portcullis House
Portcullis House
due to shortage of space. The Commons is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as Members of Parliament (MPs). Members are elected to represent constituencies by first-past-the-post and hold their seats until Parliament is dissolved. The House of Commons
House of Commons
of England
England
evolved in the 13th and 14th centuries
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Mary, Queen Of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
(8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V, was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married the Dauphin of France, Francis. He ascended the French throne as King Francis II in 1559, and Mary briefly became queen consort of France, until his death in December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith
Leith
on 19 August 1561. Four years later, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, but their union was unhappy
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Nature Reserve
A nature reserve (also called a natural reserve, bioreserve, (natural/nature) preserve, or (national/nature) conserve) is a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. Nature reserves may be designated by government institutions in some countries, or by private landowners, such as charities and research institutions, regardless of nationality. Nature reserves fall into different IUCN categories depending on the level of protection afforded by local laws
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Loch Leven (Kinross)
Loch
Loch
Leven (from Scottish Gaelic: Loch
Loch
Lìobhann) is a fresh water loch in Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross
council area, central Scotland. Roughly triangular, the loch is about 6 km at its longest. The burgh of Kinross
Kinross
lies at its western end. Loch
Loch
Leven Castle lies on an island a short way offshore, where Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
was imprisoned in 1567, and it can be reached by ferry, operated from Kinross
Kinross
by Historic Scotland
Scotland
during the summer months. Prior to the canalisation of the River Leven, and the partial draining of the Loch
Loch
in the early 19th century, Loch
Loch
Leven was considerably larger
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Music Festival
A music festival is a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing that is often presented with a theme such as musical genre (e.g., blues, folk, jazz, classical music), nationality, or locality of musicians, or holiday. Some festivals are focused on women’s music. They are commonly held outdoors, with tents or roofed temporary stages for the performers. Often music festivals host other attractions such as food and merchandise vending, dance, crafts, performance art, and social or cultural activities. At music festivals associated with charitable causes, there may be information about social or political issues. Many festivals are annual, or repeat at some other interval. Some, including many rock festivals, are held only once. Some festivals are organized as for-profit concerts and others are benefits for a specific charitable cause
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Lord Lyon King Of Arms
The Right Honourable the Lord Lyon
Lord Lyon
King of Arms, the head of Lyon Court, is the most junior of the Great Officers of State in Scotland and is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that country, issuing new grants of arms, and serving as the judge of the Court of the Lord Lyon, the oldest heraldic court in the world that is still in daily operation. The historic title of the post was the High Sennachie, and he was given the title of Lord Lyon
Lord Lyon
from the lion in the coat of arms of Scotland.[1] The post was in the early nineteenth century held by an important nobleman, the Earl of Kinnoull, whose functions were in practice carried out by the Lyon-Depute
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