- Kinloss Latitude 57.6362° N Longitude -3.5633° W
- Kinloss Postcode IV36
- Kinloss WOEID 25270
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Kinloss on the east side of the estuary of the river Findhorn, is best known for the former Royal Air Force base with the nearby museum Morayvia.
There are ruins of an abbey that was founded in 1150 by David I for Cistercian monks, which became rich and prosperous on the very good land in this district.
The most famous abbot was Robert Reid. 1526-40, later Bishop of Orkney He ran a school at which many of the Highland chiefs of the time were educated, and he also introduced to Moray from France the art of grafting fruit trees.
After 1643, the lands came into the hands of Brodie of Lethen, and the abbey was used as a quarry for stones. Now only the foundations and the Cloister wall, the prior's chambers, and part of the abbot‘s house.
About 2 miles north east is Milton Brodie, with an old abbey garden. which has a well and a hexagonal tower.