Old Photograph Boat Lake Of Menteith Scotland
Old photograph of tourists on the boat to Inchmahome Priory on Lake Of Menteith, Scotland. The priory was founded in 1238 by the Earl of Menteith, Walter Comyn, for a small community of the Augustinian order, the Black Canons. The Comyn family were one of the most powerful in Scotland at the time, and had an imposing country house on Inch Talla, one of the other islands on the Lake of Menteith. There is some evidence that there was a church on the island before the priory was established. The priory has a long history of receiving many notable guests. King Robert the Bruce visited three times: in 1306, 1308 and 1310. His visits were likely politically motived, as the first prior had sworn allegiance to Edward I, the English king. In 1358 the future King Robert II also stayed at the priory. In 1547 the priory served as a refuge for Queen Mary, aged four, hidden here for a few weeks following the disastrous defeat of the Scots army at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh during the Rough Wooing.
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