1306 - Robert the Bruce was made King of
Scotland, with his forces taking control back
from England over the following years.
1312 - the Abbey was awarded salmon fishing
rights on the River Findhorn from Robert the
Bruce. Along with other rights, Kinloss Abbey
became one of the richest Abbeys in
1329 - King Robert the Bruce died, leading
to the Second War of Scottish Independence,
after the English tried to take control of
Scotland again from 1332.
1336 - King Edward III of England visited
the Abbey during the Second War of Scottish
1356 - the Second War of Scottish
Independence ended through the Treaty of
1530s - the Catholic religion began being
replaced by the Protestant religion throughout
the British Isles, leading to a series of Wars,
and the destruction of many Abbeys and
1560 - the Reformation in Scotland began,
ending Catholic Worship for Scots, leading to
many of the Abbeys being abandoned.
1562 - the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots
visited the Abbey before it was abandoned.
1601 - the Abbey remains were granted to
Edward, Lord Bruce of Kinloss.
1643 - Kinloss Abbey was sold to Alexander
Brodie of Lethen.
1652 - Lethan sold stone from the Abbey to
the forces of Oliver Cromwell, to be used in
the building of a Citadel on
Cromwell Road in Inverness.