The kilometre is the common unit o langer distances on the Yird. The SI unit is the metre an a kilometre is 1000 metre. It is nou uised mair nor the statute mile for road distances, an the nautical mile for sea distances an air distances.

Original definition of the kilometre

It is aft uised for tae meisur the speed o caurs, airieplanes an boats by sayin hou mony kilometres it can travel in an oor.

Ae kilometre is 0.6215 mile (3280.84 fit).