The Abbey was an important local institution from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries - and some of its lands were later taken over by that most crucial of Stirling insitutions, Cowane's Hospital.
The new volume of the Forth Naturalist and Historian (volume 35) has a paper by Prof. Oram, analysing the abbey's land-holdings and other lands, the first modern and detailed study.
The volume also, as previously noted, has a paper on King's Park Football Club, an excellent discussion of the early post-cards of Drymen (by John Mitchell) and a short paper on the early records of the port of Alloa.
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