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Free tours of Kinloss Abbey – one of the most historic sites in Moray

By Alistair Whitfield

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Free tours of Kinloss Abbey – including the usually locked Abbot's House– are being held on the last Sunday of the next four months.

Kinloss Abbey...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Kinloss Abbey...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

An abbey trustee will give a one-hour tour of the ruins of the medieval Cistercian Abbey which was founded in 1150 by King David I.

Dr Timothy Finnegan from the trust said: "The tours will include a look inside the Abbot's House, where renovation work has been recently been undertaken to preserve the work done by the brilliant Bishop Robert Reid in the 16th Century."

After the Scottish Reformation in 1560, the abbey declined and was partly demolished by Oliver Cromwell to build the Inverness Citadel.

The tour will also cover the Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves from the First and Second World Wars.

Appropriate Covid 19 measures will be observed.

The tours will take place whatever the weather at 2pm on the following Sundays: June 27; July 25; August 29 and September 26.

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