name= Kinloss Abbey
David I of Scotland
Diocese of Moray
churches= Avoch; Ellon
people= Radulf, Robert Reid
Kinloss Abbey is a Cistercian
abbeyapproximately 3 miles east of Forresin the county of Moray, Scotland.
The abbey was founded in
1150by King David I and was first colonised by monks from Melrose Abbey. It received its Papal Bull from Pope Alexander IIIin 1174, and later came under the protection of the Bishop of Morayin 1187. The abbey went on to become one of the largest and wealthiest religious houses in Scotland, receiving the valuable salmonfishing rights on the River Findhornfrom 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 in
1303, Edward III in 1336and Mary Queen of Scots in 1562. The most renowned of the 24 abbots the monastery had was Robert Reid. Reid introduced organised education, erecting a new libraryand other buildings at the abbey. He became Bishop of Orkney in 1541and, following his death, became the founder and benefactor of Edinburgh University with funds from his estate.
Few of the monastic buildings remain standing today. The remains of the abbey are now situated within a graveyard owned by the local authority, and are therefore accessible at all times.
Abbot of Kinloss, for a list of abbots and commendators
* [http://www.kinlossabbey.co.uk/ Kinloss Abbey Trust]
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