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RUINED ABBEY OF S. COLUMBA ON THE ISLE OF INCHCOLM

RUINED ABBEY OF S. COLUMBA ON THE ISLE OF INCHCOLM

A mile and a half south of Aberdour and a few miles east of the Forth Bridge lies the once holy island of Inchcolm. There are extensive ruins there of the abbey founded by Alexander I in 1123, including the church and the chapter-house. Near by is an oratory believed to date back to the ninth century. In 1926 some frescoes of the thirteenth century were found. The abbey acquired considerable wealth and was more than once sacked by plundering Englishmen. The ruins are still impressive enough to suggest Inchcolm's long-lost importance.

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