Scottish Abbeys and Churches
This shield is the symbol of St Bernard of Clairvaux who established the Cistercian Order in the 12th C. Melrose Abbey was the first Cistercian house north of the border and has some of the finest mediaeval stone carving in Scotland.
The symbol of St Norbert, founder of the Praemonstratensian Order which began building Dryburgh Abbey in 1152. Today the ruins lie in rural parkland, peaceful and secluded by the River Tweed.
Whithorn Priory, founded by St Ninian in 397 AD; the oldest Christian settlement in Scotland and once one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Scotland.