Robert, king of Scots, for the salvation of his soul and for the salvation of the souls of all his predecessors and successors, the kings of Scotland, has given, granted and by this his present charter established to Arbroath Abbey all the lands which they have and hold, with all their just pertinents, within the parish of Tarves (ABD), from the gift of King Alexander II, son of William I, late king of Scotland, along with the following liberties, namely that the abbot and monks may have, hold and possess all the lands, with their pertinents, in pure and perpetual regality, just as they hold any of their other lands within the kingdom of Scotland from the gift of William, king of Scotland, founder of the monastery. He wishes and grants that the abbot and monks may be free and quit from the suit of his court of Aberdeen and that they may be free and quit from one mark which they were accustomed, until now, to render annually to the burgh of Fyvie for a toll. Additionally, he grants that the land and inhabitants in it may be free from all prises, etc., though he reserves to himself the service of the lands, owed and customary, in the time of Alexander III, king of Scotland, his predecessor, and the prayers of the monks for every other thing which they may be able to extract from the lands in the future. Additionally, he wishes and grants that the abbot, monks and their bailies may have and hold a court of regality in the land for all the speeches at the regality, just as they hitherto held, or were able to hold, the court of regality at Arbroath in the future. Additionally, he mandates and orders that the justiciars, sheriffs, provosts and their bailies should defend the monks and their men in the aforesaid liberties.
12 April 1312
on the twelfth day of April in the seventh year of our reign