CLEISH, Kinrossshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
"CLEISH, a parish in the county of Kinross, Scotland. It extends westward from the hills separating Fifeshire from Kinross-shire. It is 7 miles long by 1 broad, and is separated by the Cleish hills (some of which are over 1,000 feet in height) from Dunfermline. Springs and brooks are numerous, and, like the lakes among the hills, are well stocked with fish. Freestone, limestone, and whinstone are abundant. On the summit of Dumglow, at an elevation of 1,200 feet, and on other high eminences, are remains of ancient forts, supposed to be Roman. Near the farm of Gairney Bridge stood the tavern in which the originators of the secession first met. This parish is in the presbytery of Dunfermline, and in the patronage of Young of Cleish. Stipend, £157."
"GAIRNEY-BRIDGE, a hamlet in the parish of Cleish, county Kinross, Scotland, 2 miles S. of Kinross. It is seated on the Gairney Water, a small stream rising among the Cleish hills. Michael Bruce, the poet, resided here."
"HELTY, a village in the parish of Cleish, county Kinross, Scotland, 4 miles S. of Kinross."
"MARYBURGH, a village in the parish of Cleish, county Kinross, Scotland, 5 miles S. of Kinross."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]