The Comyn's were
one of the most powerful families in Scotland
at the time with a Mansion on Inch Talla, a
smaller island on the Lake of Menteith. Little
remains of that Mansion. The Comyn's were
rivals of Robert the Bruce for the Scottish
Crown in the early 1300s.
1306, 1308 and 1310 - King Robert the Bruce
visited the Priory.
1358 - grandson of Robert the Bruce, Robert
Stewart stayed at the priory. Robert Stuart
beacame the first Stewart King in 1371.
1500s early - Commendators began to help run
many Abbeys and Priories.
1547 - John Erskine, Lord Erskine became the
Commendator of Inchmahome Priory.
1547 - the 4 year old Queen Mary was hidden
at Inchmahome Priory after the defeat of the
Scots Army at the Battle of Pinkie
Cleugh. This battle took place as Henry
VIII was trying to force the Scots to have
Queen Mary mary his son Edward.
1548 - Queen Mary was taken to France for
safety, she returned from France in 1561.
1560 - the Reformation in Scotland prevented
Catholic worship, leading to the Priory falling
into ruin. Many Commendator's at that time were
accused of taking the Priory land and
1644 - the Chapter House was converted to a
Mausoleum for William Graham,
Earl of Menteith.
1926 - James Graham, 6th Duke of Montrose,
handed Inchmahome Priory over to the State.
Today - Historic Scotland maintain the
Priory so it can be used as a Tourist