Milnathort is a small town in the parish of Orwell in Kinross-shire, Scotland. The smaller neighbour of nearby Kinross, Milnathort has a population of roughly 2,000 people. It is situated amidst picturesque countryside at the foot of the Ochil Hills,[1] and near the north shore of Loch Leven. From 1977 it became more easily accessible due to the development of the M90 motorway. The name comes from the Gaelic maol coirthe meaning "bare hill of the standing stones".[2]


Milnathort's amenities are typical of a small Scottish town. It is home to a nine-hole golf course, a large park area, miles of a countryside bike path, a primary school, a range of traditional pubs and caf├ęs and a shop which sells renowned ice cream.[3] Milnathort also benefits from the nearby amenities of Kinross such as a leisure centre, a doctor's surgery and the Loch Leven Community Campus.


The only school is Milnathort Primary School though the high school is Loch Leven Community Campus.

Notable residents


  1. "Milnathort: Overview". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. Liddall, W. (1896). The Place Names of Fife and Kinross. Edinburgh: William Green & Sons. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  3. Hinds, Alice (16 April 2017). "Ice ice baby: Meet family's youngest recruit making business a sweet success". Daily Record. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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