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Video: The Knights Templar in Scotland

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In 1128 the cousin of St Bernard of Clairvaux, Hugues de Payens, met King David I in Scotland.

The Order established a seat at Balantrodoch, now Temple, Midlothian on the South Esk.

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In 1189 Alan FitzWalter, the 2nd Lord High Steward of Scotland was a benefactor of the Order. In about the year 1187, William the Lion granted part of the Culter lands on the south bank of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire, to the Knights Templar and between 1221 and 1236 Walter Bisset of Aboyne founded a Preceptory for the Knights Templar.

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