War Memorial at Kinloss Abbey

Kinloss (Gaelic: Cinn Lois) is a village in Moray, Scotland. It is located near the shore of Findhorn Bay, around 3 miles (5 km) from Findhorn and 2.5 miles (4 km) from Forres.[1] Northeast of the village is Kinloss Barracks, formerly RAF Kinloss which opened on 1 April 1939.[2]

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.[3]

The Cistercian Kinloss Abbey was created in 1150 by King David. Under abbot Robert Reid the abbey became a centre of academic excellence in the 1530s. It now lies almost completely ruined.

See also


  1. Kinloss Parish and Town. The Imperial gazetteer of Scotland. vol. 2. by Rev. John Marius Wilson
  2. Crowther, Stuart. "RAF aim for a smooth transition for Kinloss base". STV Forres. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  3. "RAF Kinloss". Retrieved 2012-05-20.
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Coordinates: 57°38′13″N 3°33′47″W / 57.637°N 3.563°W / 57.637; -3.563

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