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The Stories Behind Kinloss Abbey
Sun, 19 June 2022 @ 14:00 - 16:00
A guided walk around the remains of the largest Cistercian Monastery in the North of Scotland, including the Abbot’s House, which is not usually accessible.
A walk and talk around the Kinloss Abbey site, including the Abbot’s House, which is not usually accessible and has undergone repair in 2020/21. Access to it is over a 3-foot wall, where some assistance is available for those with disabilities. The talk will cover the rise and decline of the Abbey and its buildings together with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission graveyard.
Kinloss Abbey is a Cistercian abbey at Kinloss in the county of Moray, Scotland. The abbey was founded in 1150 by King David I and was first colonised by monks from Melrose Abbey. It received its Papal Bull from Pope Alexander III in 1174. Robert Reid was its nationally famous abbot in the 16th century just before the Scottish Reformation.