Pope Gregory VIII writes to the prior and brethren of St Andrew, and, following the example of Popes Lucius, Eugene, Adrian, Alexander and Lucius, takes the church 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 prior and his successors, including the place where the church is situated with its pertinents; the abbey of the island of Loch Leven with lands, churches, cain and all pertinents, the hospital of St Andrews in regards to the maintenance of guests and pilgrims, with lands, possessions and rents pertaining to it; those things which Kings David and Malcolm bestowed, the church of Linlithgow (WLO) with the lands and houses within and outwith the burgh with chapels, teinds and schools in that place, the church of Longforgan (PER) with one toft, and the land adjacent to the church, the church of Haddington with the villa called Clerkington (ELO) with chapels and pertinents, the churches of Dairsie (FIF), Cupar (FIF), Markinch (PER), Scoonie (FIF), Kennoway (FIF), Portmoak (KNR), the parish church of the city of St Andrews, that is, St Trinity, with chapels, lands and pertinents, the churches of St Cyrus (KCD), Lathrisk (FIF), Leuchars (FIF), Inchture (PER) with chapel, the churches of Fowlis Easter (ANG), Tarland (ABD), Migvie (ABD), Muckersie (PER), Meigle (PER) with the chapel and ecclesiastic villa and all rents, the church of Tannadyce (ANG), the Pentecostal procession of Lothian and Scotia, as Richard, late bishop, granted; all oblations of the altar which they serve; the land between the city and church as the river Kinness flows into the sea; the grange of Balone (FIF) with lands; from the donation of R., late bishop, the granges of Strathkinness (FIF), Drumcarro (FIF), Naughton (FIF), the mills of all the parish of the city of St Andrews, the church of Kinneddar (MOR) from the gift of S[imon], bishop of Moray, the church of Rossie (ANG) with lands and the mill, from the gift of H[ugh] Giffard, 20s., from the gift of Alan, son of Walter, one toft in Rutherglen (LAN) and a half ploughgate of land at Dundonald (AYR), from the gift of Walter, son of Alan, 10s. yearly, from the gift of Henry Lovel, 2 oxgangs of land in the territory of Hawick (ROX), from the gift of Merleswain, the land called Kilmux (FIF), next to Kennoway (FIF) and all the land which they have in the burghs of Berwick, Roxburgh, Haddington, Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth, from the donation of the kings and faithful, the right to hold a court with liberties, immunities, pleas and disputes as granted by the king, just as freely as they hold churches or alms in the whole realm of the Scots; the liberties which King David gave, that is, that no one shall seize poinds on their lands, in respect of forfeitures or debts incurred, or by others. The pope also sanctions the right to choose bishops and priors according to their canonical sanctions as directed by Robert, late bishop; and orders that as the céli De die they are to be replaced by regular canons. 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. He permits the right to celebrate divine office privately and quietly during a general interdict. 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. In addition, they are permitted to elect suitable chaplains to be presented to the diocesan bishop, who shall commit the cure of souls to him so that he may answer to him for spiritual and temporal dues. Within their courts or granges, no one may commit robbery or theft or exercise violence. No one shall promulgate a sentence of excommunication, suspension or interdict without just cause. In addition, they are permitted to chose, out of three or four canons, one to be presented to the diocesan bishop, who shall commit the cure of souls to him so that he may answer to him for spiritual and temporal dues. He holds as ratifies and sanctions the liberties and immunities granted by Robert, bishop, founder of the church, and Arnold and Richard, his successors. The pope directs that no man is permitted to disturb the church or carry away its possessions; saving to the bishop canonical justice and reverence and 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 lose his honour and be liable to divine justice, and subject himself to retribution.