Pope Lucius III writes to Archibald, abbot of Dunfermline, and the brethren there, and, following his predecessor Pope Alexander, takes the monastery into his protection; all the possessions and goods which were collated to them by Kings Malcolm [III], Edgar, Alexander, David and Malcolm [IV], late kings of Scots, or of the faithful, in cultivated and uncultivated lands, waters, pastures and woods which they possess canonically or shall acquire in the future by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful; the place in which their monastery was founded, on the burial-place of the kings of Scotland, with all that belongs to it, and the burgh on that side of the water on which the monastery is also to be found. The church of Inverkeithing (FIF), the villa of Wester Kinghorn (Burntisland, FIF), the church of Kellie (FIF), the villa and church of Kirkcaldy (FIF), the villa and church of Newburn (FIF), the church of Perth (PER) and the chapel of the castle, with lands and dwellings and everything they hold within and outwith the burgh, the church of Stirling (STL) and the chapel of the castle, the church of West Calder (MLO), the church of Kirknewton (MLO), Inveresk (MLO) ‘major’ with pertinents and the church of the same _villa_ with the chapel of Cousland (MLO), Inveresk ‘minor, the _villa_ and church of Woolmet (MLO); in Moray, Urquhart (MOR) with the church; the lands, water, meadows, pastures, woods, easements, liberties and everything which they had in those villas, and elsewhere by its right marches, with tofts, dwellings, rents in Berwick, Edinburgh and the other royal burghs; the fisheries, nets in the sea and rivers, and heads of all fish called whales wherever they are captured between the Forth and Tay; freedom in the courts in all their lands, and everything else according to the king’s charter. The abbey is exempt from tithes on new lands brought under cultivation by them or at their expense. They are also exempt from tithes on the offspring of their animals. 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. None of the brothers, after making their profession, shall be permitted to depart the cloister without the permission of the abbot; no one may intend to depart without the surety of common letters; he permits the right to celebrate divine office privately and quietly during a general interdict. In the parish churches, he is permitted to elect clerics or priests and present [them] to the bishop; if they are suitable, the bishop may commit cure of souls to them so that they may answer for spiritual and temporal dues. He also allows the privilege of anointment, holy oil, dedications of the altar or basilica, benedictions of the abbots, ordinations of the clerics or monks, and all other ecclesiastical sacraments, preferred from any bishop in the kingdom of the Scots who is in communion with the apostolic see. The pope decrees that burial, for those who shall decide to be buried in that place, will be unimpeded, except for those excommunicated or under interdict, saving justice to the church where they are buried. He also establishes by apostolic authority those liberties and immunities which King David and other Scottish kings granted to the monastery. No one shall promulgate a sentence of excommunication, suspension or interdict without just cause. No one shall impose new exactions or customs of the churches or chapels which is not owed. Within the cloisters of the monastery, no one may commit arson or theft, robbery, or seize or murder men.