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Kinloss, Moray

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Kinloss, Moray

Kinloss is a village in Moray, Scotland. It is located near the shore of Findhorn Bay, around 3 miles (5km) from Findhorn and 2.5 miles (4km) from Forres. Northeast of the village is Kinloss Barracks, formerly RAF Kinloss which opened on 1 April 1939.. It is believed that 1,000 aircraft were dismantled at Kinloss, after the end of the Second World War. Investigations are on for possible radioactive contamination in RAF Kinloss. The Cistercian Kinloss Abbey was created in 1150 by King David.
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyMorayshire
OS GridNJ0661
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
 

Other names by which Kinloss, Moray has been known in the past

Kill Flos ~ Kinlosse

Kinloss, Moray in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kinloss, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta., NW. Elginshire--par., 5184 ac., pop. 1072; the vil. is near the SE. corner of Findhorn Bay, 3 miles NE. of Forres; Kinloss has remains of an abbey founded by David I. in 1150, or 1151, and destroyed in 1650 to provide materials for the erection of Cromwell's citadel at Inverness.

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