Pope Alexander III writes to Rayner, abbot of Kinloss, and the brethren there, taking the monastery into his protection; all the possessions and goods which they have or may acquire by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful, may remain with the abbot and his successors, including the possessions beyond the place where the monastery is situated with meadows, pastures, fisheries, woods, mills, granges, easements, wood, pannage, timber and necessary items for pits and fires. Everyone is debarred from presuming to exact teinds from the abbey, in respect of fallow lands or of food for their animals. He adds that the brothers or their servants of the monastery shall administer their fisheries, whether in the sea or the river, [and] no one may exact teinds from them. In addition, the pope prohibits any of the brothers, clerics or laymen, after making the profession in the monastery, from undertaking or detaining without licence. He directs also no archbishop or bishop shall forbid a person of that place from divine office unless he shall appear at fault. They are permitted to celebrate divine office privately and quietly during a general interdict. None of the men are permitted to disturb the monastery or carry away its possessions. In addition, he has established all the liberties and immunities and regal customs indulged by King David I. He prohibits anyone from molesting the abbot’s men or his church in regard to all aids, gelds, ‘hydagiis’, Danegelds, assizes, murders, pleas, complaints, scutage, tolls, passage, pontage and all team and tallage and all occasions, customs and earthly service, and secular exaction, but the abbot may remain free and quit from all manner of exactions just as King David had established by his script. No bishop or any other secular person or any other person from another order shall impede the regular and canonical election of the abbot. They are permitted to take in whatever clerics or laymen have fled from the secular world and have converted freely, and to retain them without any contradiction. The pope directs that no man is permitted to disturb the church or carry away its possessions; saving the authority of the apostolic see. Should any secular person attempt to go against this, after three warnings if he should not make amends, he may lost his honour and be liable to divine justice, and subject himself to retribution.