Thursday, 20 December 2007
Kinnesswood Perthshire Scotland
Portmoak Parish Church, Perthshire, Scotland. The present building, dated 1832, is the third on the site. The bell is dated 1642 and the Celtic crosses are of the 10th or 11th centuries. Memorial stone in the graveyard to Michael Bruce, 1746 to 1767, author of several of the scripture paraphrases used in Church of Scotland worship. Tour Portmoak, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Rent a Cottage in Scotland. Kinnesswood in 1846. Kinnesswood, a village, in the parish of Portmoak, county of Kinross, 4 miles (E.) from Kinross; containing 479 inhabitants. It is situated in the western part of the parish, and on the east side of Loch Leven: the road from Kinross to Leslie passes through it. A parchment manufactory, in which vellum is now made, has been carried on here for a considerable period; at present it employs but a few hands. The population chiefly consists of weavers. There is an annual fair in May, latterly very ill attended. Michael Bruce, the poet, remarkable for the beautiful effusions of his muse, collected after his death, which was caused by consumption, in his twenty-first year, was born in the village in 1746.