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Inchcolm Abbey


(St Colm's Abbey)

Located on the island of Inchcolm, in the Firth of Forth in Fife, Incholm Abbey is known as the Iona of the East. Built in 1223, after the establishment of a monastic settlement by David I, monks of the Augustinian order worshipped here. Although in a ruinous condition, it does provide the best preserved examples of monastic buildings in Scotland. Access to the island is via boat links from Aberdour and South Queensferry. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


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