Abbey Trust invitation to learn more on local heritage site

THE KINLOSS ABBEY TRUST has extended a special invitation to the public to learn more about a site at our own doorstep that is famed far and wide.

Expert on the history of the Abbey is Peter Grant Peterkin, and he will be on hand on May 28 from 2.30pm until 4.30pm to provide an insight into that history.

It was a legacy from the late David Urquhart allowed extensive repair work to be undertaken at Kinloss Abbey last year – without it the work to preserve the towering Abbot’s House would not have been possible, the structure coming very close to collapse.

Moray Council also came to the aid of the Trust, finding £6000 from hard-pressed funding to allow scaffolding to protect the tower until such time as funding for its repair could be identified.

Now thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Elgin Museum’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology programme, the tour will take place with free tickets available now – although they must first be applied for.

The public are being reminded that the ground at the site is uneven, and so many not be suitable for those with restricted mobility. Also parking at the site is very limited.

To book tickets visit the online booking office.