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Where in Moray?


By Alistair Whitfield


Picture by Tom McPherson
Picture by Tom McPherson

Kinloss Abbey was founded in 1150 by King David I and was first colonised by monks from Melrose Abbey.

It went on to become one of the largest and wealthiest religious houses in Scotland, receiving the valuable salmon fishing rights on the River Findhorn from Robert the Bruce in 1312, subsequently renewed by James I and James IV.

During its history the abbey has received many royal visitors, including Edward I of England in 1303, his grandson Edward III in 1336 and Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1562.



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