Kinloss Abbot’s House opens up for guided tours

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A part of Kinloss Abbey which is out of bounds to the public will be opened up for a series of guided tours this summer.

The Kinloss Abbey Trust are offering free tours on the last Sunday of each month from May to September.

The tours will explore the history of the Abbot’s House, who lived there, and it’s relevance to wider Scottish history.

Trustee Ruth Douglas said: “Kinloss Abbey is a space for everyone, and we want to see it being used by more people and loved by more people.

“Abbot’s House at the moment is not accessible to the public unless you are being escorted by a trustee on one of our tours.

“It was built for a powerful man, Bishop Robert Reid, and the tower is a symbol of that power that he held. He was not simply a bishop, he was also a diplomat and a lawyer. And he was a really important part of Scottish history.

“So we would encourage people to come along and learn a bit more about the abbey, and about the Abbot’s House and the work of the trust.”