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Kinross-shire or Kinross, 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 was incorporated into the council area of Perth and Kinross.

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