The Castle was re-taken by Scots during the
wars, thought to be by forces of William
1323 - Robert the Bruce stayed at the Castle
and used it as a Prison.
1300s late - the Castle was acquired by
William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas.
1400s - Burleigh Castle 2 miles north of
Loch Leven Castle is built for the
1565 - Mary Queen of Scots visited Loch
Leven Castle as a guest of Sir William
1567 - Mary Queen of
Scots was held prisoner at Loch Leven
Castle after the Scots rebelled against her,
leading to her son becomming King James VI.
1568 - Mary escaped from the Castle, fleeing
to England where she was later exacuted.
1546 - Margaret Erskine and her son William
Douglas had a House built on the shore of the
Loch named Newhouse. This grand House replaced
the Castle as their main residence.
1675 - the Douglases sold their land and
buildings at Loch Leven to Sir William
Bruce, the famous Scottish architect.
1685 - Bruce built Kinross House close to
where the Douglas Mansion was, in line with
Loch Leven Castle. The old Mansion was
Bruce preserved Loch Leven Castle to enhance
his view from Kinross House.
1700s - Kinross Estate and buildings passed
to the Grahams.
1700s late - the Grahams also gained control
of Burleigh Castle.
1700s late - Kinross Town grew around Iron
Working, Shoemaking, and Weaving.
1800s - Kinross Estate passed to the
1884 - Kinross Golf Club is formed.
1939 - Kinross Castle was acquired by
Historic Scotland to serve as a Tourist
Attraction. Burleigh Castle
was also taken over by Historic Scotland to
serve as a Tourist Attraction.
1990s - Kinross was a world leader in
2010 - the English businessman Donald
Fothergill bought Kinross House and Estate. The
House can now be hired for Weddings and
Today - the Town is in the centre of vast
areas of farm land growing a wide variety of
The Town attracts many Tourists on the A91
road passing through Kinross, Falkland, and
The Todd & Duncan
Cashmere Factory in Kinross is still in